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Largo di Torre Argentina

#106 of 1,490 things to do in Rome
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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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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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History and cats.

Not only is this the site of Julius Ceaser's murder but also a cat sanctuary. There are 150 cats being looked after here and you can go in and visit them.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These are some abandoned excavations. Currently there live hundreds of homeless cats of all breeds. I think here killed one of the Roman emperors.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only is this the site of Julius Ceaser's murder but also a cat sanctuary. There are 150 cats being looked after here and you can go in and visit them.

Thank ekonkie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These folks do an excellent job - cats are well taken care of and look happy, the facilities are being perfectly maintained. We run a cat sanctuary at home, so i can totally relate.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What more could you want! The ruins are easily viewable from the street and the work that cat sanctuary does here is fantastic. Well worth the visit!!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled on this accidentally but I'm glad we did. After a very quick on the spot read up about the place, it was fascinating to discover this history of the ruins we were looking at

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Ipswich, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just came across these ruins while walking around. The ruins cover a reasonable sized area and are the remains of some Roman temples and Pompey's theatre. You cannot enter the area of the ruins but they can be well viewed from street level on all sides which is above the ruins. There is quite a colony of cats that live... More 

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Spigno Monferrato, Italy
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Reviewed March 24, 2017

These ruins can only be seen from street level. Allegedly Ceasar was killed there but now a lot of cats live there on this historical spot. Rome has so many archeological areas and this is one of those which they basically left untouched. One is not supposed to feed the cats, they are taken care of. They can also leave... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 6, 2017

These ruins are not accessible but you get a good view from street level. Allegedly where Caesar was killed , there's not too much to see, its a bit overgrown and just randomly open at the side of the street with no apparent information. See it if you're passing.

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Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

The nice thing at Rome is that you find ruins and churches without trying. We found this one on the way it's quite fascinating

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Reviewed February 26, 2017

This is a nice spot to take in some early Roman history and get an appreciation for how the city has developed over the ages.

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