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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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Tucked away at the side of these ruins is the spot where archaeologists believe Julius Caesar was assinated. It's marked by a white slab (which often has a cat on it!) which is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

It is interesting to see the ruins of temples that I have read about in historical accounts of ancient Rome. It allows one's imagination to fill in the details and possibly "see" life as it existed in the structures' heyday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Such an interesting place with a lot of history a definite must when in Rome. A trip down to the cat sanctuary while you are there is an extra little treat.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Tucked away at the side of these ruins is the spot where archaeologists believe Julius Caesar was assinated. It's marked by a white slab (which often has a cat on it!) which is thought was placed there by Augustus to commemorate the killing of his great uncle. There is nothing at the site to indicate the importance of what you're... More 

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kiryat motzkin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Found by chance the Sacra Argentina Square contains the ruins of five ancient temples. Located on Corso Vittorio Emanuele, close to Pizza Venezia. interesting. From there a short walk north will bring you to the Pantheon.

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Motta Sant'Anastasia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Was excited to see this place due to the history and it being the likely place Julius Caesar was killed. There is also the cat sanctuary, and I would recommend a visit to that too.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Cat sanctuary run by dedicated volunteers, situated in a corner of these ancient ruins. Well worth a visit if you are a cat lover, especially if you are into rescue animals. We went down into the sanctuary and also passed by early in the morning when the cats are around outside (waiting for someone to turn up and feed them... More 

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Olmen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

These ruins are quite unique because there are 250 cats living there. They are been taken for by volunteers, great work!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

There are 4 temples in this area and the remains of the Pompey Theater, the temples are simply called Temple A, Temple B, Temple C and Temple D. I cannot remember which of these named temples is the site of Julius Caesar's assassination but it's the one with the large pillars, it's behind that area where he was murdered. The... More 

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Wilton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We saw the columns sticking up repeatedly until one day we were just walking tis neighborhood and were blown away at the excellent excavations that have been done to date. It's hard to believe they just discovered this in the 20th century. The quality of the antiquities rivals some of the more famous sites we visited. This place has numerous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

First: we don't believe the place is open at certain hours and closed at the other. Due to the serious ongoing excavation and archeological works there is no entry to the site. With that being said, the entire landmark can be viewed in a comprehensive way, and if one gets down the stairs a closeup observation is not a problem.... More 

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

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