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Largo di Torre Argentina, Rome

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Quite an interesting place if disabled cats is of interest. And, at the same time sees of the Roman Empire, early on in the North.
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  • If you didn't already know, there is a colony of feral cats that call this archaeological site home. Someone apparently cares for them because there were food and water dishes about and some of the ca...  read more »
  • Yes Julius Caesar was apparently murdered here on this historical site so worth a quick peek but the real reason I went was to see the most amazing cat rescue site I've ever seen. Stray Cats used to r...  read more »
  • Very impressive. Go up the stairs to meet the soldiers guarding the altar. Best place to make pictures
  • Beautiful square in the middle of a beautiful part of Rome. Ruins are below street level and the views of the ruins, columns and frescoes are beautiful. Lots of people walking and driving around and is a worthy little spot to take in the temples.
  • My air bnb for my trip to Rome overlooked this sanctuary. A great idea for the middle of the city, but also kind of bizarre--a volunteer-run outdoor cat sanctuary in some ruins. Nothing I'd seek out on a trip, but a quirky fun spot.
  • Very cool history here. Where Juilius Ceasar was killed.
  • The cat sanctuary is a touching experience and the ruins are interesting. Go down the stairs, talk to the volunteers and meet some surprisingly friendly rescue cats. Donations help the sanctuary keep up the work, they neuter and vaccinate about 4000 cats each year.
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