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Largo di Torre Argentina

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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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Largo di Torre Argentina, 00186 Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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+39 06 6880 5611
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 May 2010

We were in Rome only a few short days, but visited the Largo Argentina cat sanctuary twice. What a wonderful place! The currently have around 200 cats, but expect to increase to around 350 with the upcoming kitten season. They focus on spaying and neutering...More

18  Thank alyca
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The Largo di Torre Argentina are obviously ruins and not really something average Joe will care for. But if you're into history you'll know that this is where Julius Caesar was murdered by Brutus, giving it some edge to it. If you're not into history,...More

2  Thank Mollehol
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great and interesting area of ruins of various buildings and temples. Its main link is that this is where Ceaser, Julius that is, met his demise. Very interesting and defeinitely worth seeing as you walk between the nearby things to see.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its quite well defined and you can clearly see the footprint of the ancient buildings. Apparently the Forum Building on Via Sacra was being refurbished so the Forum meeting was held in one of the buildings here and this is where Julius Caesar met his...More

Thank Brenda_Trevor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is mostly "believed" that it is Julius' assassination spot but even if not, will recommend as it was also the sight of some Roman temples. Saw 3 cats there. It is very close to the Pantheon, so consider visiting this if you're there.

Thank Utkarsh G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

saw these ruins from the bus and stopped here the next day on the way to Colloseum. The ruins are impressive and i guess still.more work is going on and I guess there's more to learn There are quite a few cats in the vicinity

1  Thank swetamani
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were walking north from the Tiber on our way to the Pantheon and found this site by accident. My wife was initially attracted by the many well-fed cats that populate it, apparently supported by an organization. Reading the description posted on the wall, we...More

2  Thank Doug J
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Interesting place of great historical importance (after all, Caesar was supposedly murdered here), but you won't find it on many tour guides. However, you can find a cat shelter inside the ruins, and if you're a cat lover, I strongly suggest to visit this place....More

Thank Sora H
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this place in between two other sites. There are some pretty cool ancient ruins, apparently with some very important historical significance. But all you really need to know is that it has cats.....check it out.

Thank ashj83
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The name of the square comes from the Torre Argentina which means Strasbourg's tower. The original name of Strasbourg was Argentoratum. In 1503, then palace was built on the square, including the tower. Benito Mussolini commissioned major infrastructural works in Rome in the twenties of...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 27 August 2018

In 2012, Spanish archaeologists identified this location as the exact spot where Julius Caesar was murdered. It is now a cat sanctuary. You can't walk around inside of the ruins, but it is still worth a quick visit.

Thank danielgY4770FT
Reviewed 25 August 2018

The ruins were neat and the cats were pretty cool. It is neat to see the contrast between the city and the ruins.

Thank Tasha S
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genaensey
16 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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