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Largo di Torre Argentina

#188 of 2,022 things to do in Rome
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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.
Largo di Torre Argentina, 00186 Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
+39 06 6880 5611
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible place with fantastic people running it and some really wonderful cats. We have visited several times and have even adopted a few of their cats at a distance. The historical significance of the spot is reason enough to stop by if you're a history...More

Thank KirkandMimi
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Looking around Rome is easy to discover many nice place, but this one worth the time you can spend here, an old peace of the city under the sky

Thank Lucy A
Reviewed June 25, 2018

This cat sanctuary among the ruins is a must see in this part of Rome. Be sure to go down the steps to the actual sanctuary.

Thank RetiredNLuvinIt_11
Reviewed June 21, 2018

If this is on your way, just have a look but you won't see anything special. It is forbidden to enter this area but you just see from above. We did not see any cat there.

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Reviewed June 11, 2018

Marvellous archaeological site literally stuck in the middle of a busy street and is reputed to be the place where Julius Caesar was assassinated. Now a cat sanctuary.

Thank Scotty102
Reviewed June 11, 2018

Largo di Torre Argentina is located at the main boulevard Corso Vittorio Emanuele II near to Pantheon. The place consists of the remains where Julius Ceasar was killed and currently became the sanctuary of cat lovers. Do not miss this spot when you stroll along...More

Reviewed June 11, 2018

This is the place where Julius Caesar was killed. Despite of its historic value, this Roman ruin does not have any signs. Many just walk by without realizing the significance of this remnants of Republican temples.

Thank Leon L
Reviewed June 10, 2018

You can reach this on the HOHO bus tour as it consists of preserved ruins but notable as it was where Julius Ceasar was stabbed to death. It also has lots of cats about.

Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed June 2, 2018

Located just south of the Pantheon and the main boulevard Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is this ancient ruin Piazza dating back to approximately 100-300 BC. Amongst its ruins are 4 temples and the Pompey's Theatre which was built by a Roman military and political some...More

Thank RLWOrangePark
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Neat to see the ruins laid out and preserved, and somewhat bizzare/intriguing to know that something so important to Roman history doubles as a cat shelter! We did not walk here on purpose, but it was really interesting to see!

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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
With three of Rome’s most beloved piazzas within a
five-minute walk of each other, the
Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and
most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful
throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art
galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighborhood
museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the
streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa
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