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Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary

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Open today: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Largo di Torre Argentina, Rome, Italy
Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
+39 06 4542 5240
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Reviewed today via mobile

The sanctuary itself is situated amidst the ruins where it is widely believed that Caesar was killed. There are a large number of cats who are now fully recovered, vaccinated and neutered who you will see pottering around the site. There are a number of...More

Thank European-Bookworm
Reviewed today via mobile

Fantastic work and lots of cats getting vaccinations. All of them seemed very happy. We also took sanctuary from the heat!

Thank Martin F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The work these amazing people do to help cats is humbling. If you love cats pay a visit and support their incredible work with buying something from them. These felunes so,so deserve it.

Thank Lynn J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Call in, look at all the cats lounging about the ruins, get talking to the staff, meet the furry residents and try not to steal any of them! The staff here do so much to help the local cat population so even if you can't...More

Thank JGilleese
Reviewed 1 week ago

Famous for its cats, we got here and only saw a few understandably hiding in the shadows as it was like uber-hot. If you go during the right times, there is a gate and stairwell that leads down to a cat sanctuary where injured and...More

1  Thank L1823WMmarkk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my wife's favorite places in Italy was this pretty cool cat preserve located in Rome. Settled in the ruins area where Julius Caesar performed. One evening, Julius thought he was performing a typical play and was murdered in front of the audience. It's...More

Thank Ron H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like cats or animals, in general, you will like to go to this place and learn how the organization is taking care of the cats that arrive there, sometimes sick or wounded and they are put also to adoption. Please if you love...More

Thank ReneGA89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I researched Rome this was the top of my list, a bit difficult to find on my finacy phone. I was a bit disappointed as I expected to be able to wander the ruins and amble around surrounded by cats. the ruins were closed...More

Thank Ellsmum
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Ancient roman ruins AND sunning cats everywhere? I mean, you COULD ask for more, but that would make you a greedy jerk. There's a shelter downstairs where you can pet more cats and learn about the organization caring for them. Just go look at cats,...More

4  Thank Lindsey D
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

My family visited here and were blown away with the love given to the beautiful cats. They are doing such amazing work it was incredible. I wanted to take all the cats home so cute! This was one of my fav things we did Rome...More

Thank Rose H
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Navona / Pantheon / Campo de’ Fiori
With three of Rome’s most beloved piazzas within a
five-minute walk of each other, the
Navona/Pantheon/Campo area may be the prettiest and
most picturesque area of the city. Join the beautiful
throngs hanging out in cafes, boutiques, art
galleries, and wine bars, or peek at a neighborhood
museum or monument. If you want nonstop movida, the
streets here are busy with chic bicyclists and Vespa
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31 May 2018|
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Response from luvroma2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It opens at 12:30. There are two sides. When you walk in the healthy cats are meandering and lounging around. The other side is behind a closed door where cats who have medical problems and various disabilities are... More
MaryAnn H
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
11 October 2016|
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Response from loopy6idol | Reviewed this property |
You don't need to buy a ticket to get into the sanctuary. The ruins are off-limits to humans, but you can walk at street-level around the perimeter and see the cats lounging about inside! I don't think that they offer... More