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Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary

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Largo di Torre Argentina, Rome, Italy
+39 06 6880 5611
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice ruins with many cats to see on a sunny day if you are lucky, the sanctuary itself is great and does fantastic work to help look after the city cats. Never seen anything like this in a major city before, all the cats were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LeeG905
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Some great ruins - really gives you a feel of what Ancient Rome used to look like. The adorable cats are a delightful bonus.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank kimbermay
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled across these amazing ruins right in the busy center of Rome. Although we did not do a tour, we quickly looked it up in our guidebook and were essentially did a self-guided tour. These ruins are a great opportunity to appreciate the historic...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NickABQ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit, the cats are friendly and love attention. It’s nice being able to donate to such a wonderful cause. You are allowed to pet and play with the cats. Many are older, or have health issues but they are well taken...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank BingoWingz
Reviewed 1 week ago

amazingly caring cat people running a non profit shelter with heavy emphasis on geriatric and special needs kitties right on the midst of ancient roman ruins! I was not disappointed. I specifically sought this place out as one of "my top 10 to do in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank astorsgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had been to the sanctuary previously and couldn’t wait to return again. It is a little hidden so please don’t miss this wonderful place. On your approach you will see some of the gorgeous cats of Torre Argentina, many have their usual spots on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank kppixie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They let you interact with all the rescue cats who love a fuss and a cuddle. So much fun! We visited the sanctuary en route toward the other sights. All the strays are well cared for and can live either inside the sanctuary or out...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank RachaelLIVE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like many sites in Rome, this one is a surprise to the traveler who comes upon it unexpectedly. My teenagers were exhausted with visits to historical suites. The combination of Caesars assassination site and a cat sanctuary was a win for everyone. Definitely a must...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Army_Dude
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely the highlight of my trip to Rome, my daughter and my family really enjoyed seeing the cats. Good on the volunteers who keep this place running. If you wander to the stairs on one side, you'll see a pretty garden. Go down, and inside...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank flybhx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a neat find in Rome. This an archeological site that is now the home to cats. As a cat lover this was a must do on my list! It was a little hard to find the room where the adoptable cats (or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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19 January 2019|
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Response from astorsgirl | Reviewed this property |
I would email the center directly to ask if they accept food donations. It never even occurred to me to do so! They are very grateful for cash donations, which is how I contributed. I did their "Long Distance Adoption... More
31 May 2018|
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Response from Lisbeth L | Reviewed this property |
It is open every day of the week!
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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