La Bocca della verità

La Bocca della verità (Mouth of Truth) is a monument located in Rome in front of the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin.
DPS-Promatic srl manufactures the Bocca della Verità machine since 1987. We have made many models and it has been translated in many languages (and has been copied in many countries..).
At the moment we manufacture 2 models:

  • the Bocca Maxima, size 110x60x190
  • the wall mounted Bocca Templum, size 80x94x15
  • We also supply electronics kit to recondition old machines
There are many Bocca machines around, since over 35 years. The electronics is obsolete, but the glass fiber cabinet is often in very good conditions, so we supply a conversion kit, to give a second life to these beautiful machines.

If you want to know about the Bocca della verità history: click and read.

Bocca della Verità MAXIMA

Bocca della Verità with a cabinet, ready to be installed in any place, like any ordinary machine. It is 190 cm high and 110 cm wide. It prints a ticket in thermal paper with a fortune, that can be adapted Watch a video of the latest model of Bocca Maxima, available in many languages.

Bocca della Verita' TEMPLUM

A mini version of the Bocca della Verità Machine, 80 cm wide and 94 cm high, to be hanged to a wall. It prints a ticket on thermal paper. Ideal for places with little space available. Still very attractive.

Different models of Bocca della verita machine manufactured between 1987 and 1997

The very first machine type Bocca della Verita was made by us in 1987 and was put in Rome in the Luneur amusement Park, and was bought by Luciano Preziotti. It was in the shape of a temple and the bocca face was sculptured by artist Armando Tamagnini, for sure that was the best replica of the real one. Massimo Portolani and Alessandro Novaga recorded, together, the original voice for this machine using a Roland sampler and an Eprog-1 eprom programmer. It was built in placeby Massimo Portolani and Maurizio Tolfa, in june 1987. The following year, 1988, we presented at the Fiera di Milano the first coin operated version, that was a prototype version of the Bocca Video.

Bocca della Verita' VERA

A real size (170 cm) replica of the Bocca della Verità. We built this machine in concrete, for the AELIA duty free shop in Fiumicino airport, terminal 3, in Rome.

Different models of Bocca della verita machine manufactured between 1988 and 2017

in the last 30 years we have designed and manufactured many versions of the Bocca della verità machine, of different sizes and prices. The Bocca Maxima is the one we deliver right now. In 2017 we have made a special version for Aelia Duty-free, installed in terminal E of Rome Leonardo da Vinci airport. This Bocca della verità, that we call Bocca Vera, is a real size replica, that prints discount vouchers. We can make similar big machines, on request.

Facts and history about the real Bocca della Verità

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