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Largo di Torre Argentina

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Address: Via Florida, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 390668805611
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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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Ruins & Cats

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

A wonderfully historic part of Rome, now a cat sanctuary. You can view the old grounds of the Pompey Theater, and the steps where Caesar was murdered.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is another one of those amazing spots that dot Rome- The Largo di Torre Argentina square is a large block that is about a story below street level. It's where Julius Caesar was assassinated and it contains remnants of four Republican Roman temples and Pompey's Theater--scene of the crime. We could only view the ruins from the street but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

It felt amazing to be able to visit the site where Caesar was supposedly murdered. We were excited to go and when we found out it was also a cat sanctuary, it made the thought of the place more enchanting. To say I was disappointed would be an overstatement but, it just wasn't what we imagined. The site is fully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This cat sanctuary is staffed by the most loyal and dedicated volunteers. No one who "works" here gets any pay. So when you visit and see the cats they have rescued and are treating, please give them a cash donation or at least buy a T-shirt or calendar.

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