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Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary, Rome
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  • Walking without meaning to, we found these ruins. Not much information, but actually has a lot of cats, being known as sanctuary of Cats! Very nice site! Worth knowing!
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  • It was a great surprise to find amid the ruins of a city of almost 2,000 years, beautiful kittens and friendly! Loved, you measure the evolution of a people respect their history and watch the animals, for these and other love Italy! Worth checking out
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  • I had hoped to see coliseum cats, but alas, no more, It seems that all the stray cats in Rome have been re-homed to this sanctuary which contains relics from three different buildings. The cats are ha...  more »
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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.