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Largo di Torre Argentina

Address: Via Florida, Rome, Italy (Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori)
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Ranked #154 of 1,420 things to do in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Ancient ruins, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The ruins of Torre Argentina, a tower that was erected on the site where Burckard, papal master of...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Ancient ruins, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Perth Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

About halfway between the Roma Termini and The Vatican (walking about 2 kms) is Largo di Torre Argentina. This is small archaeological site is situated slap bang at the intersection of 3 very busy streets. It has 4 temples, some of which are better preserved than the ones at the Roman Forum. These temples were built between the 4C BC... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

I stumbled across this site on an early morning walk and wish I had my camera. Uncovered in the 20th century, the ruins offer a glimpse at life in the Roman Empire. Take your camera, don't make the mistake I did.

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Mamer, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I love the ruins plopping up in the middle of the city. But above all i adore the work of the people from the Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary. Just go down the stairs to isit them and the numerous cats who live in the ancient ruins.

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Cardiff
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stumbled across these ruins whilst trying to find the Pantheon through the back streets and alleys of Rome. Whilst quite impressive by itself, it is now home to a colony of stray cats. The understated aspect though is that this is widely regarded as the place where the roman senate assassinated Julius Caesar. This information is not on any... More 

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Rouen, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I've spent a little under an hour talking to the co-founder and she even took me to the roome where they keep the disabled cats. They do really good work there and the stray cats are adorable :) Feel free to come and pet them whenever you visit, and donations are more than welcome :)

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Recently on a trip to Rome I walked past a square, Largo di Torre Argentina, which I had seen countless times before but I never read about its' history as Rome is the place for many historical sites. This was the place where four Roman Republicn temples were as well as the remains of Pompeii's theatre. This is the spot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I have been to Rome twice. I have visited the Vatican once. (It was okay.) I have visited this sanctuary twice. (It is FANTASTIC.) If you want to meet some of the best people Rome can produce and see some of the sweetest felines anywhere, this is a must-visit. Located not far from the Pantheon, in a very busy neighborhood... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Cats! So many cats! And roman temples. Two of my favourite things combined! We worried somewhat about the cats leaving and roaming the very busy roads around this place, but they generally seem to be fairly content where they are. The ruins are very picturesque and you get a nice view of them from the elevated street position. The sanctuary... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

If you love cats, you should definitely stop by Largo di Torre Argentina where lots of cats are living in these ruins where Caesar was assassinated. Amazing to see! Donations are welcome and cat adoptions are possible too I think.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is located at a major hub for buses. The ruins are easy to see. The fact that Caesar was assassinated there, is not highly advertised at the site. The cat sanctuary is really lovely - it is wonderful to witness volunteers doing what they can to help the feline inhabitants of this amazing city.

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