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Largo di Torre Argentina

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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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Not much to see but an important site of historical significance

Largo di Torre Argentina is a central square in Rome a short walk from Piazza Venezia and contains the ruins of four Roman Temples. They are mostly ruins and not much to look at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here on this Largo di Torre Argentina the traffic is a horror, too much busses and tramways and no policeman.

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Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Largo di Torre Argentina is a central square in Rome a short walk from Piazza Venezia and contains the ruins of four Roman Temples. They are mostly ruins and not much to look at, but this is the place where Brutus was believed to have killed Julius Caesar. In one corner of the square there is a cat sanctuary and... More 

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Province of Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I passed by after some fotos at colleseo. An interesting tourist attraction, don't really know the story behind it apart from the fact that it symbolizes the new italia reign sign for temples which are identified by letter A,B,C,D.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

My second visit to the cat sanctuary in Rome and it was wonderful once again to meet the volunteers, thanks Isabel for all the information. On this visit I was accompanied by my "crazy cat lady" daughterand we could have stayed much longer but there are some other attractions in Rome. We highly recommend this sanctuary as a must do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This is known as the Cat Sanctuary. Cats are left here on the site where Julius Ceasar was killed. This ancient ruin is populated by cats sunning themselves. Inside the site there is a clinic with some dedicated volunteers who tend to the needs of the older perhaps infirmed cats. They also check out and provide medical treatment to new... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

If you put a spade in the ground in Rome, you probably find remnants of the Roman empire. This site is in the middle of traffic, there is not much to see, they should really not leave it like that.

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Ra'anana, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

After seeing the Colosseum and exploring the extensive ruins in the huge Forum, this small site may not seem very impressive, and it certainly won't take more than a few minutes to see. But it's worth making the effort, as this site has great historical resonance -- it contains the ruins of several buildings and of the Senate, on the... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This excavation, in the middle of the bustling Rome traffic is of immense historical importance. It is such an important archaeological site, that plans to construct a metro station on line C, in the neighborhood of this site, have been abandoned. The remains of several Roman temples can be found here; and also Pompey's Theater. This is also the spot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I'm so glad that i got to see this place, you can imagine all the temples that once stood there as the foundations are very well preserved. it's not as confusing as other sites such as the forum etc because of it's size. It's also the place where Gaius Julius Caesar was assassinated by members of the senate.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

This excavation, which can be viewed from the perimeter of an entire city block, but not entered is mesmerizing. It is ancient, it is well preserved, it is the site of one of history's most dramatic moments. It is literally crawling with feral cats. Is it possible they are the guardians of that history

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