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Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary

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Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary

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Largo di Torre Argentina In corner take iron steps down, 00000001 Rome Italy
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Emma V wrote a review Sep 2020
The Hague, The Netherlands178 contributions93 helpful votes
The cat sanctuary opens at 12:00. But this is only the store + cat sanctuary (not the place with ruins). These were only visible by looking from the streets. It was very nice to listen to the stories from IZI.Travel (app), about this place. This made it more vivid. It was nice to see this place.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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??? wrote a review Sep 2020
Redditch, United Kingdom200 contributions114 helpful votes
I have been following the cats on Facebook for a while and at last I got to meet them. I was introduced to them in the nursery by Laura. On Facebook you are updated on their health and antics every day. Because of this I feel like I know them, so to meet them in person meant so much. Looking over at the ruins on the pavement, you can spot a few cats, but it was very hot so most were hiding in the shade somewhere. There were plenty inside to see though. Loved the place and the people who volunteer to look after these little beauties. I wasn't pressured to leave a donation, but of course I did as that is what they rely on.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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LeniDanger wrote a review Sep 2020
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I was just coming here to pet some cats (because I‘m a crazy cat lady) and then I fell in love with two blind ginger colored sisters. I decided to adopt them. Daniele, who is in charge for the adoption, was in constant contact with me all the time. He provided every information, sending me pictures of my babies in their foster home. In 3 weeks the two will be with me in Germany. I‘m totally excited. But now a little more about the institution. The staff is so nice and thoughtful. All the cats have a good life there. There are a lot of cats, which are too old or ill to be adopted, especially if they need to fly. So the staff is taking good care of them. They seem really happy and as a visitor, you can pet the cats. Also the sanctuary provides castrations for the cats in the streets. It is a really good institution. I‘m totally happy I went there. Best decision of my entire holiday! And I‘m sure it wasn’t my last visit there.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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jukebox101411 wrote a review Sep 2020
St Leonards-on-Sea, United Kingdom75 contributions12 helpful votes
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As soon as I learned about this place, I had to visit it! Anyone who is a cat lovers should definitely spend some time there. The staff is dedicated and are doing an amazing job caring for over 110 cats. Some have many health issues but they are well looked after and in a loving environment. I decided to distance adopt one but I had a hard time choosing one. They have some great, fun and cute felines there. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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dapper777 wrote a review Sep 2020
Monaco25,706 contributions2,541 helpful votes
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In Rome there is a place where dozens of cats have found a home among the historical ruins of an important archaeological site. The "Sanctuary of the Cats of Rome" has become a touristic attraction not only for the archaeological treasures that it it holds but also for the guests who have found here a refuge. It is, in fact, the Sacred Area of Torre Argentina: it is here that Julius Caesar, the most famous of the Roman leaders, died at the hands of Brutus and other conspirators in 44 BC. As the archaeological site was below street level, cats have always found protection among the ruins, whether they are stray or abandoned cats. Even the Roman actress Anna Magnani, who lived not far away, when she was not prevented by work commitments, personally brought food to the cats of the colony. This is how the story was born. Personally, having passed by it a few times by chance, we found this place quite disappointing. I would say that the place is much more important for the undoubted historical value of the remains of four temples which represent the most important complex of sacred buildings of the Middle and Late Republican age. Cats? Well! You see them rarely!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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