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Largo di Torre Argentina

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The ruins of Torre Argentina, a tower that was erected on the site where Burckard, papal master of ceremonies, had his house built, is today the home of a large volunteer cat shelter.
Largo di Torre Argentina, 00186 Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
+39 06 6880 5611
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

After an overnight flight from Ottawa to Rome, we grabbed a taxi to Hotel Quirinale, and we knew the rooms wouldn't be ready until 2, we asked the Consierge to store our bags, took another taxi to Torre Argentina, the ruins of the old Senate...More

Date of experience: September 2011
9  Thank marilynr_brown
Reviewed 7 November 2011

You could be forgiven for missing the Roman Temples at Largo di Torre Argentina, hemmed in as they are by Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Via Arunela and the tram terminus and Via Florida. You may notice a hole in the ground, some ruins and people looking...More

Date of experience: October 2011
2  Thank Rasputin21
Reviewed 20 October 2011

This oasis in the centre of Rome - an historic archeological site, reputed to be where Caesar was assassinated. Under the street the most wonderful work is being carried out. It is a cat hospital and sanctuary. If you are a real cat lover, please...More

Date of experience: April 2011
4  Thank suntandrews
Reviewed 13 October 2011

Wonderful work being done here to help and rescue cats in Rome. Some visitors seem to think the cats are feral but if you care to walk down the iron steps in the corner of the ruins you will find a place that will touch...More

Date of experience: October 2011
1  Thank charlieCornwall
Reviewed 20 September 2011

I suppose there are so many old parts of Rome, that they can't preserve and look after all of them. Walking to the Pantheon, you will find on most maps, an place marked Area Scara or Largo di Torre Argentina , which looks quite large...More

Date of experience: September 2011
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

I suppose there are so many old parts of Rome, that they can't preserve and look after all of them. Walking to the Pantheon, you will find on most maps, an place marked Area Scara, which looks quite large in size. To be honest it's...More

Date of experience: September 2011
2  Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed 3 June 2011

I see from the photos on Tripadvisor that it is true. I have been to Rome a couple of times and have caught the tram from this area and it is so strange that these ruins are basically just sitting in a whole at a...More

Date of experience: March 2011
2  Thank Antony T
Reviewed 5 November 2010

Enjoyed a wonderful during a recent holiday in Rome inIl Pero,Largo Di Torre Argentina.It may not look that big from the outside but the food and attention was first class with beautiful starters followed by the tastiest pasta dishes .Even the service charge was very...More

Thank HarryMurray
Reviewed 8 September 2010

We stumbled upon this amazing cat sanctuary as we walked passed the ruins where Caesar was killed. They have hundreds of cats and they are all vaccinated. These volunteers are doing such a great job! Be sure to pay them a visit and cuddle with...More

6  Thank travelagentoslo
Reviewed 29 August 2010

This is an interesting spot to visit. If you are a cat lover, this is now a cat sanctuary where stray cats are brought to be spayed, fed, and hopefully matvhed up with new owners. For fans of ancient Rome, this is the site where...More

5  Thank ct-cruisers
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Response from KirkandMimi | Reviewed this property |
It is about 10 minutes by taxi, or 15-20 minute walk (about 1 mile). There is also public transportation very close to both locations but I haven't taken it to know how easy it is. I assume you're going to visit the cat... More
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Response from MexVacationing | Reviewed this property |
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