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Largo di Torre Argentina, Rome
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See the spot where Julius Caesar was assassinated, as well as the ruins of several ancient temples at Largo di Torre Argentina. Walk around the perimeter of the square and enjoy the view of the well-preserved ruins and temples below street level. Read the signs around the border to learn about the history and developments of the sacred area, temples, and surrounding buildings through time. You can clearly see the staircase where Julius Caesar was assassinated, in the Theatre of Pompey. Though you cannot walk through the ruins, you can enjoy a view from all four sides if you walk all the way around. For cat lovers, there is a cat sanctuary as well, where the strays of the city are taken care of and visitors can play with the friendlier felines. Take a look at our Rome travel itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Largo di Torre Argentina and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Great location in the Centre of Rome. Ancient ruins in which allowed to move drugs, and here people are prohibited. The entrance to the shelter is located on the eastern wing down, inside you can free chat with. And you can leave a donation or buy a souvenir.
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  • It is interesting from a cultural point of view, the explanations are very good, has a lot of cats and the story that tb is precious. by day you can see more details at night looks more Tomb.
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  • Recent update of magnificent ancient ruins, in the city center of Rome. The site is free and the contrast between the modern Rome and ancient Rome are stark, the site being totally entrenched in the middle of buildings and modern traffic. We see the remains of 3 temples, and the northern part of the site was, at the time of the Roman Republic, in front of the Senate. This is so where Jules Caesar was murdered... A lot of articles on Trip Advisor about cats or cats... There may be the an association or a shelter for cats? In this day of Halloween, one thing is certain, nothing speaks to cats, about the individuals thereon, even if a few cats, that can be seen from afar, we seem to have found refuge in the ruins... For lovers of ancient Rome, the Balbi crypt Museum is next door and gives plenty of information about the site, its ancient reconstitution and its role in ancient Rome. Free site, interesting, in the heart of Rome, it would be a shame not to make the trip... Prefer noon or early afternoon for photos.
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  • Love this place. If you're a cat lover it's a must visit on your next trip to Rome. The location is also a site of historical importance, but the main draw is the wonderful cats and the people who work there. Entrance is free, but if you can, buy a shirt, apron, calendar or two and consider adopting a cat from there - you can do it long distance.
  • A nice selection of ruins, and lots of cats wandering around on the ruins. If you come between 12-6 you can go down and visit the shelter where the cats are fed and homed. It's fun to try and spot the cat on the pillars and walls!
  • The excavations in the centre are impressive, this host always inspires. It also pays host to a cat rescue centre which is always in need of donation. Many beautiful shops and superb restaurants abound here, there is also a ream stop, you require it.
  • If you are a cat person, then this is the place for you. In the Centre of Torre Argentina is a bunch of Roman ruins, including the ruins where Julius Caesar was shot. So what better thing to with them, then open them up to hundreds of stray cats! There is a cat sanctuary to one side that takes in stray cats, many of which live inside the building, but they also open it up to the ruins, and during the day you can watch, pet or count the dozen of cats just basking in the sun. You can't get into the ruins themselves, but you can interact with the cats going in and out of the sanctuary inside or sitting on ruins near the edge of the stairs and view platforms. We stumbled across it by accident on our first trip to Rome, and came back frequently with my students on our subsequent trip to the city. When I say Rome, this is one of the first things that my husband starts talking about. (To quote him, "Roman Ruins AND Kitties. Pure happiness.")
  • Well such a whole in the ground full of antique ruins. Nothing for me I see just old ruins but very nice made - you can go all around it and check from all sites for free if you´d like to.