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Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cat lover”(57 reviews)
“stray cats”(46 reviews)
“love cats”(41 reviews)
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Largo di Torre Argentina, Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
+39 06 4542 5240
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I have two adoped cats at home. When i came to the sanctuary and saw all the love tje cats get i stared crying. I am so happy that peopel stil exist that have good hearts. Thank you.

Thank Jana O
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great cat sanctuary right in the middle of Rome. So nice to see all the cats, we got a warm welcome as visitors from the staff as well! They have some things for sale which all help towrds the running of the...More

Thank renahockney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're a cat lover you'll never want to leave! Massive variety of different kinds of cat, some playful and others that just want love. And the care that's obviously put into caring for either ill or disabled cats was truly beautiful to see. Just...More

Thank Dylan F
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a cat lover you hope places like this were in every city. The volunteers were so welcoming as were all the cats. Please make a point of stopping by to experience ancient ruins joined with feline wonder. Great location, too. Right by Piazza Nuvona....More

1  Thank juliet d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cat lover’s paradise! The work these volunteers do is phenomenal and the fact that local vets give life-saving treatment to the kitties for horrible illnesses/diseases such as skin cancer due to lack of shelter from the unforgiving sun, is heartwarming. This place...More

Thank Cara0123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is where Julis Caesar was killed and you can see the ruins and read all about it. But there is a beautiful Cat sanctuary with doctors and you can donate to help them with costs or just buy a small something which also goes...More

Thank lbourinaris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only a small rescue that would value your visit and perhaps a small donation. They care for all ages of cat, and told us only kittens seem to get adopted in italy. Set in one corner of ruins where I believe Caesar met his doom....More

1  Thank SerenDippyT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Torre Argentina in June of 2018. The place was fascinating. Cats peppered the ruins. There was an area where you can walk down into the ruins. Apparently the cats are adoptable.

Thank Stacey T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is DEFINITELY open & was a highlight of our trip. They have been for 25 years according to the staff - in response to the large stray gathering in the ruins nearby. Nobody is allowed within the ruins, but visit the Sanctuary on...More

Thank Emily T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We where there yesterday and there was nothing anymore. I think they moved to another spot i hope they are oke!

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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
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five-minute walk of each other, the
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31 May 2018|
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Response from luvroma2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It opens at 12:30. There are two sides. When you walk in the healthy cats are meandering and lounging around. The other side is behind a closed door where cats who have medical problems and various disabilities are... More
MaryAnn H
28 March 2017|
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Response from anna_wostenberg | Reviewed this property |
The entrance is at Largo di Torre Argentina, corner of Via Florida & Via di Torre Argentina. You'll have to descend some stairs (it'll look kind of like you're walking into the ruins of the square, but you're not, I... More
10 October 2016|
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Response from loopy6idol | Reviewed this property |
You don't need to buy a ticket to get into the sanctuary. The ruins are off-limits to humans, but you can walk at street-level around the perimeter and see the cats lounging about inside! I don't think that they offer... More