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Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary

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“stray cats”(48 reviews)
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Largo di Torre Argentina, 00000001 Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Julius Caesar was assassinated here and the ruins are partially excavated, but at the moment you can only watch from afar as the ruins are enjoyed by cats. Why? Because there is a cat shelter on the location and they have been instrumental in reducing...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite places in Rome where the cats roam comfortably among the ruins. The work they do here is so impressive taking in strays spaying and neutering and taking care of their needs. As I understand it the cats are free to leave...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a hotel close to the sanctuary and visited the cats most days. The volunteers clearly care about the welfare of the cats and kindly let us into the area where the disabled cats, kittens and the terminally ill cats stay. We were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a point to see these Roman cats. You cant walk in the ruins, but all along outside & take pictures. If you are lucky one might come visit you for scratches like for me. We started by going down into where the adoptees,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the highlights for me - the cats roam freely and safely in the beautiful outdoor ruins with access to a warm, cosy and safe indoor area where the incredible volunteers are based. We were allowed into the cat pen area where...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank frean2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved Rome. We came across this small (in size) cat shelter in Roman ruins. Upon entering the cats were coming over for love, and the woman who was volunteering there was telling us all about the work they do - no pushing for money...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Walter1234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maybe a bit hard to find: Go down the stairs at the corner og the ruin :) Both staff and cats are so nice. It's free, but they really appreciate donations. We will be back if we comes to Roma again!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 654tinaa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The team here do a wonderful job of looking after 120 old and disabled street cats who would be long dead without their care and attention. The story of how this charity has grown over the last 25 years and sterilised all the strays to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank natsm123
Reviewed February 16, 2019

Love this sanctuary where over a hundred kitties have found a home and place to roam....so sweet! We didn't actually make it down into the shelter but it was fun sitting and watching the cats stroll through the ruins and run out to try and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

Another Tripadvisor found gem, this beautiful cat sanctuary is set amongst some fabulous ancient ruins, where 130 lovely feline friends are living their best life, cared for by huge hearted volunteers. The entrance isn't immediately visible from the street, but if you turn to your...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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KittywakeCruises
January 19, 2019|
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Response from astorsgirl | Reviewed this property |
I would email the center directly to ask if they accept food donations. It never even occurred to me to do so! They are very grateful for cash donations, which is how I contributed. I did their "Long Distance Adoption... More
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ElisaPip
May 31, 2018|
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Response from Lisbeth L | Reviewed this property |
It is open every day of the week!
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MaryAnn H
March 28, 2017|
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Response from anna_wostenberg | Reviewed this property |
The entrance is at Largo di Torre Argentina, corner of Via Florida & Via di Torre Argentina. You'll have to descend some stairs (it'll look kind of like you're walking into the ruins of the square, but you're not, I... More
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