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Largo di Torre Argentina

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Via Florida, Rome, Italy
+39 06 6880 5611
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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.
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  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cat sanctuary” (116 reviews)
“julius caesar” (42 reviews)
“cat lovers” (31 reviews)
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Via Florida, Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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+39 06 6880 5611
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"cat sanctuary"
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"julius caesar"
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"cat lovers"
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"stray cats"
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"roman temples"
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"love cats"
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"below street level"
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"actual site"
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"century bc"
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"historical importance"
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"piazza venezia"
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"volunteers"
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"donation"
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"theatre"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

walking along Vittorio Emanuele we found this cray ruins. you have to visit it, not difficult to find and I was felling like an old romans :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had this on our list of things to see. Impressive site but difficult to pinpoint the exact spot where Julius Caesar was killed. If you love cats you need to visit the cat colony in the ruins. Depending on how you approach the site you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This impressive ruined temple structure was set well below road level and there were numerous walls and columns sticking up in the square. It took us awhile to find the cats and then they were everywhere. It was a nice little place for them and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a priority for me of things to see and do in Rome. It did not disappoint! It's amazing to see cats from all walks of life being cared for, given food and shelter, and receiving medical attention. Some of the cats are even...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great idea to let the kitties enjoy this historical site. The people inside shelter are very extraordinary - caring for so many special needs kitties. If you are visiting Rome, and miss your own cats, this is a must-see.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mussolini commissioned the archaeologists start digging at this (and quite a few more) locations, so it is kind of "new" in that sense. What they came up with is about a square block of ruins that are believed to be the spot of Julius Caesar's...More

Thank bas0921
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

These ruins include the stairs where Julius Ceasar was knifed to death,a hugely important event in the history of Rome. The ruins are not accesible and a major road runs past the sight making it a bit loud and feel a little unsafe. Still, I...More

1  Thank daffystjob
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

In the middle of the city lies this little ruin. It's interesting as the site where Julius Caesar was murdered, but as a ruin within itself, not that exciting.

Thank AbbyRL
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Although this is now just primarily known as a Cat Sanctuary, in the Ancient Roman Republican times this was one of the centers of social life in Rome. Once, this was part of the Campus Marcius, here was built the Theater of Pompey and several...More

1  Thank Milen D
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Looking around we found this nice place, atmosphere is like in the ancient Rome from here is nice to reach Pantheon Navona and Trastevere area.

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