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Largo di Torre Argentina
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

Interesting actually the place Julius Cesar was murdered is not being made more public. Although not very impressive (just some ruins left) but from an historic point of view worth a pass-by.

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

I love Rome, and I have been at T.A a lot of times. Have many friends there,- the volunteers and the cats, and my cat adopted by distance.

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

If you are a kitty lover, do visit. The shelter itself has limited hours (afternoons only on our visit), so plan accordingly if you want to donate. The history of the site is worth the visit with Caesar's assassination and the not-so-long-ago reclamation of the site. It is a delightful cooperative effort between Roma and the humane shelter. Spend some time watching or you will miss most of the cat action (ie. lots of hidey holes). At first we spotted only 2 or 3 cats, but after 20 minutes our count was over 30. Great kid activity!

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Reviewed 12 June 2014

This city block with 4 early temples (1st to 4th century BC) is close to the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Piazza Venezia, and Campo di Fiori. It is a major bus stop and taxi stand.

Some of these are better preserved than temples in the Forum. I did not find any signage but look up on Wikipedia to get more detailed information. The temple with the round back is unusual for that era. There are also free short lectures (iPad) on Roman architecture ("Buildings of ancient Rome", Open University) that are very informative.

You also get a clearer idea of how much of Rome has been built on top of previous generations when you see the difference between street levels now and in ~200 B.C.

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

I can't believe that this amazing place hasn't more prominence in the City of Rome. Firstly it was built 200 BC & secondly, it was where Julious Caesar was finally killed.
The magnificent column seem to have no protection to the pollution of a busy city. Well worth a visit.

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