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Largo di Torre Argentina

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Address: Via Florida, Rome, Italy
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Description: The ruins of Torre Argentina, a tower that was erected on the site where...
The ruins of Torre Argentina, a tower that was erected on the site where Burckard, papal master of ceremonies, had his house built, is today the home of a large volunteer cat shelter.
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Amazing ruins just minutes from our hotel, Hotel Smeraldo. A number of Roman temples/altars with great access.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is another archeological site not to be missed.This is part of the walking tour.You will not miss .You will enjoy needs about fifteen minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This archeological site contains the ruins of 4 temples and Pompey's Theatre. Julius Caesar was stabbed in the curia of Pompey's Theatre, not the curia you see still standing today in the forum. The Temple of Juturna, the goddess of fountains and wells was later made a church and is maybe the best preserved due to that. The oldest temple... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Amazing ruins just minutes from our hotel, Hotel Smeraldo. A number of Roman temples/altars with great access.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you are passing worth a look. Gives you a taste of what was..... There were cats everywhere and several with only 3 legs!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Unlikely to appear on many tourist itineraries we couldn't help ourselves making the effort to pass this place on an almost daily basis on our trip. The team here do great work!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went to this site because we read that Julius Caesar was killed here. While there a few ruins, the signs do not mention the assassination. The real attraction is the cat shelter on the south side of the site. If you like animals, you will love the shelter. The staff was very friendly and we donated a few euros... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The ruins of the block which hit the route launch quite by accident. Lots and lots of cats. That even they have a nice place in the city and people feed them.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My wife and I had finished a tour and we stayed in Rome 2 extra days. Our hotel was close by, and we had walked by these ruins numerous times, looked at it, and never realized its historical significance ... until we were back home and I was putting together a Powerpoint slide show of our trip! I don't think... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

As everyone has said, this place looks like just a ruin in the middle of the city, but it provides a sense of history as the place where Ceasar was most likely murdered. I think it would be good if more historical information could be provided on site. The reason my family and I visited this place is our love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

it's a neat place where you can see both great ruins and a ton of cats. My kids loved the cat shelter, the adults loved the history. Well worth a visit - go at sunset for nice light.

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Address: Via Florida, Rome, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori

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