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Largo di Torre Argentina

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Via Florida, Rome, Italy
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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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Via Florida, Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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"cat sanctuary"
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"cat lovers"
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"julius caesar was assassinated"
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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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"republican era"
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

We saw this place while passing by on a bus. Later our guide at the Forum showed us where Julius Caesar was cremated and mentioned that the site of his assassination was at Largo di Torre Argentina. We googled the topic to learn more, and...More

Thank cruisectrl
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This sanctuary was opposite our hotel in Torre Argentina and is the home for many cats that are well looked after and fed . You can go in at certain times of the day & see them , there are cats with injuries plus blind...More

Thank Phil570
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read the signs to identify the spot where Julius Caesar was murdered. Unfortunately, it is not possible to enter the site but it can be seen well from the gallery around. As far as the cats are concerned, they come up the steps and when...More

Thank Karsten K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The untimely demise of Julius Caesar occurred on this spot. For that reason alone this place is worth a visit. During our visit there was hardly anyone around, we must admit we stumbled on it, ourselves. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Largo di Torre Argentina is a Roman Republican-era square comprised of the ruins of four temples built between 3rd and 1st century BC, partial remains of the Theatre of Pompey where Julius Caesar was assassinated, and currently serving as a cat sanctuary. The area is...More

Thank KitDuluCa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love cats, so it was very cool to see cats hanging out in ruins. I was a little disappointed we couldn't go into the ruins; we could only look down from above. We did visit the cat sanctuary and that was nice. The site...More

Thank Andrea F
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

This cat sanctuary is run by volunteers on donations only, they receive no support from the city. The strays are fed, spayed/neutered, and given any necessary medical care. They are free to come and go, but I would assume they stick pretty close by. There...More

1  Thank Jahupla
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We found this place by accident and was not disappointed with what we discovered, if you have the opportunity visit this place it's fabulous.

Thank Sebastian M
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

The Largo di Torre Argentina is a set of ruins that appears out of the blue next to a very busy street. I wouldn’t spend a ton of time here, but it was neat to see.

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Largo di Torre Argentina is a large square located in Rome where the ruins of four Roman Republican temples stand in various states along with the remains of Pompey's Theatre. The temples were constructed between 101BC and 2BC and were reconstructed in 80AD after fires...More

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