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Largo di Torre Argentina

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Largo di Torre Argentina, 00186 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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  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cat sanctuary” (118 reviews)
“julius caesar” (42 reviews)
“cat lovers” (32 reviews)
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Largo di Torre Argentina, 00186 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"
in 42 reviews
"cat lovers"
in 32 reviews
"stray cats"
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"roman temples"
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"love cats"
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"below street level"
in 13 reviews
"republican era"
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"square block"
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"corso vittorio emanuele ii"
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"actual site"
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"century bc"
in 7 reviews
"historical importance"
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"visiting rome"
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"volunteers"
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"donation"
in 37 reviews
"theatre"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredible place with fantastic people running it and some really wonderful cats. We have visited several times and have even adopted a few of their cats at a distance. The historical significance of the spot is reason enough to stop by if you're a history...More

Thank KirkandMimi
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Looking around Rome is easy to discover many nice place, but this one worth the time you can spend here, an old peace of the city under the sky

Thank Lucy A
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

This cat sanctuary among the ruins is a must see in this part of Rome. Be sure to go down the steps to the actual sanctuary.

Thank RetiredNLuvinIt_11
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

If this is on your way, just have a look but you won't see anything special. It is forbidden to enter this area but you just see from above. We did not see any cat there.

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Marvellous archaeological site literally stuck in the middle of a busy street and is reputed to be the place where Julius Caesar was assassinated. Now a cat sanctuary.

Thank Scotty102
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Largo di Torre Argentina is located at the main boulevard Corso Vittorio Emanuele II near to Pantheon. The place consists of the remains where Julius Ceasar was killed and currently became the sanctuary of cat lovers. Do not miss this spot when you stroll along...More

Thank YTCHENG
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

This is the place where Julius Caesar was killed. Despite of its historic value, this Roman ruin does not have any signs. Many just walk by without realizing the significance of this remnants of Republican temples.

Thank Leon L
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

You can reach this on the HOHO bus tour as it consists of preserved ruins but notable as it was where Julius Ceasar was stabbed to death. It also has lots of cats about.

Thank PrestonGuild
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Located just south of the Pantheon and the main boulevard Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is this ancient ruin Piazza dating back to approximately 100-300 BC. Amongst its ruins are 4 temples and the Pompey's Theatre which was built by a Roman military and political some...More

Thank RLWOrangePark
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Neat to see the ruins laid out and preserved, and somewhat bizzare/intriguing to know that something so important to Roman history doubles as a cat shelter! We did not walk here on purpose, but it was really interesting to see!

Thank msquared023
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genaensey
17 August 2018|
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Response from KirkandMimi | Reviewed this property |
It is about 10 minutes by taxi, or 15-20 minute walk (about 1 mile). There is also public transportation very close to both locations but I haven't taken it to know how easy it is. I assume you're going to visit the cat... More
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CharlotteSmiley
25 May 2017|
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Response from MexVacationing | Reviewed this property |
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