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Area Sacra

Largo Torre Argentina, Rome, Italy
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Ranked #171 of 740 Attractions in Rome
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

So amazing to stand where so much history took place. The ancient Campus Martius, not only the place where Julius Caesar was assassinated but also sometimes used for senate meetings during the republic. The ruins of the ancient temples here are lovely and Pompey's Theatre make this a fantastic stop for history buffs. The cat sanctuary not my favourite thing,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We came to this site by accident as we hopped off the bus (stop named Largo di Torre Argentina) to go to the Pantheon. This is the site of Julius Caesar assassination. It is not a very famous site but once you read through it you'll get hooked with the history associated with this place.

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

completely agree with other reviewers,it is not very famous and we too like many others steped here only by chance in our way.for not many informative guides there,we quickly passed this site and took some photos(thnx God).even that time we didnt know exactly the history of it but when back we understood it was the place ceasar was killed!!! the... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The area itself might not be one of the most interesting places I've visited in Rome but provided you spend some time reading up on the its significance you'll get more out of it. On the other hand, if you like watching cats you've come to the right place! Walking passed the site we would often play a little game... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The area was marked Largo di Torre Argentina on our map. You stand at the sidewalk and look down over barricades to see the ruins of four Roman temples and Pompey's Theatre -- the site of Julius Caesar's assassination. The on-site interpretive panels weren't particularly detailed so I'd suggest bringing along a good guidebook to help pick out the exact... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I always manage to stumble across this area when I visit Rome and it is always one of my favorites. Not because of the ruins, but for the cats. This small section of ruins is not overly impressive and is not part of the roman forum. It is a section excavated many years later. Supposedly Julius Caesar was killed here,... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

When I think of Rome this is the guy I think of most. I am just surprised this area does not get the same recognition as the rest of the Roman Forum. I was finally happy to see this.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Frankly, I never understood why this area has had less impact than other tourist attractions of the city. Yet its historical significance is greater than any thing exists in Rome. It is in this large area in one of the temples now in ruins where they consumed the most famous assassination attempt on the emperor Julius Caesar , where he... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

In this place in 44 BC Julius Caesar was stabbed to death at a meeting of the senate in the Theatre of Pompey. This event marked a change in history from Rome being a Roman Republic to a Roman Empire. The remains of four temples are among the oldest in Rome and were only discovered in the 1920's, together with... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

You could easily miss this site as its not that well promoted and its sits a little below the surrounding roads. But its historically significant. Its the spot where Caesar was assassinated. Its the kind of spot where you need to sit and contemplate what took place here so many years ago. Just as a side interest, you will notice... More

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