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Largo di Torre Argentina

#107 of 1,257 things to do in Rome
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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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Address: Via Florida, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 390668805611

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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Surprising ruins inside Rome

A venue not far away from the Pantheon. One finds these ruins of four temples just at this place. Nice, fine, worth stopping by and admiring.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In recent years they've controled the (once frantic) traffic around the square- this makes for much more comfortable viewing of this ancient set of temples that date back to the Republican era. A tree also marks the spot where Julius Caesar was assassinated.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A venue not far away from the Pantheon. One finds these ruins of four temples just at this place. Nice, fine, worth stopping by and admiring.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the location the great Julius Ceasar was assassinated 44 BC and is located approx 20 mins from the forum. You cannot walk around the ruins but as they are below ground level you can get great views of the ruins and it is even better visted at night.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were searching for the site of Julius Caesars assassination by Servilius Casca, Gaius Cassius Longinus and Marcus Junius Brutus plus other conspirators, which is how we came across this "sacred area". The Largo di Torre Argentina contains four Republican Roman temples and the remains of the Theatre of Pompey. Gaius Julius Caesar was killed in the Curia of the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Not a place I would have consciously put on my bucket list, but when one is casually strolling around Rome and suddenly finds a city block size 2300 year old ruins, overrun by puddy tats, interest is instant! This block of ancient Rome was to have been redeveloped at the same time as the areas around it - until excavations... More 

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Rexburg, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

I love Roman history, do this place means something to me. In reality, it's an archeological site you look upon from above. Decent interpretive signs are there as how how the ancient ruins would have looked. The Theatre of Pompey ruins are here (55 BC) the site of Julius Caesar's assassination!! OK, this is where this archaeological treasure is lacking!... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

We just happened to walk by this place -- it contains the ruins of where Julius Caeser was murdered and is also a cat sanctuary. You can walk around the ruins from the top, and you see cats who call this area home wandering around or sleeping. It was a fun stop along our path.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Walked here randomly and what a wonderful surprise. You get to see archaeological ruins and the assassination point of Julius Caeser. There is also a cat sanctuary on site, which may be good for children. I only saw three cats though - others must have been sheltering from the sun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The Largo di Torre Argentina is below street level. It's where Julius Caesar was assassinated and it contains remains of four Roman temples.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Free attraction which embodies the ancient Rome and the contemporary Cat Haven! It's a large city block in the middle of Rome with classic architectural details. Said to be the site of Julius Caesar's murder, these ruins are centuries old and below street level. You can really only view them from above, but they're pretty cool with the columns that... More 

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