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Largo di Torre Argentina

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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  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cat sanctuary” (107 reviews)
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Via Florida, Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
+39 06 6880 5611
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a walled off and recessed Roman ruin two blocks south of the Parthenon in the heart of Rome. The structures are interesting in themselves but the area is populated by 50-100 house cats lounging and posing on the columns, walls and in the...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 6 days ago

It took awhile to find this place--not because it's in a difficult location, but because we forgot to look down! Located below street level in the center of a city block, Largo di Torre Argentina is an open air excavated site that dates between the...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pizza and with a toast appetizer, good but nothing stood out that would make us go out of our way to go back. Like so many others in Italy, the quality was good but blindfold me and I could have been in a number of...More

Thank Hammytoss
Reviewed 1 week ago

This clean, spacious cat sanctuary is located under a busy Roman street, and beside ancient ruins famous for being the site of the assassination of Julius Caesar. The volunteers are very welcoming, and if you are a cat person, you will enjoy visiting the place....More

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is cat-lover heaven. I am allergic to cats, but decided to nevermind that, take a few anti-histamines, and to get to know all these wonderful creatures. The people who work there were knowledgable and friendly, and knew a lot about all the different cats...More

Thank tatianasoe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of course, if you buy the hop in / hop off tours, you will pass through this square. But if you only have 3 days in Rome, ignore this attraction. It's an interesting landmark in Roman archaeological history, but honestly, the square is not well...More

Thank RMorgado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got to Largo di Torre Argentina before it opened so we peeked down into the ruins to see if any of the cats were out. We saw a couple. We also figured out the site of Julius Caesar's assassination. We decided to come back...More

1  Thank wannabefolkie
Reviewed 11 September 2017

My husband and I stumbled upon this ancient ruin 15 years ago and noticed cats everywhere. When we went back recently with our children, we were happy to see a sign that says the cats are taken care of by the city, so they're not...More

2  Thank travelfan1976
Reviewed 11 September 2017

A good stop off and resting point if you are walking to Castel Sant Angelo via Via d Plebiscito. There is a good view down into the ruins from the current street level and whilst its historical importance as Caesar's assassination place is paramount it...More

Thank DaveC774
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I initially wanted to come here because of the history and then I found out it was also a cat sanctuary, so a double bonus for me. Visitors are not allowed to walk among the ruins but there are plenty of places above on street...More

3  Thank Belle-Noel
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
With three of Rome’s most beloved piazzas within a
five-minute walk of each other, the
Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and
most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful
throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art
galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighbourhood
museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the
streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa
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