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Stories of Ruins and Cats in the Eternal City

A November 2003 trip to Rome by IMSAustin

Largo di Torre Argentina - Cat Sanctuary Photo, Rome, Italy More Photos
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Largo di Torre Argentina - Cat Sanctuary

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Attraction | "Largo di Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary"

Largo di Torre Argentina - Cat Sanctuary Photo, Rome, Italy
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Largo di Torre Argentina is one of the most famous crime scenes in history. It is a relatively small site, sunken about 20 to 30 feet beneath the street level of modern Rome. It is surrounded by busy streets, tram lines, shops, and hotels. Filled with broken columns and crumbling, grassy walls, several temples and the Theatre of Pompey once stood here over 2,000 years ago. This is also where Julius Caesar met his Brutal end in 44 B.C.Me and my fiancee weren't sure what to look for when we arrived, because the area is unexpectedly hemmed in by modern life. We didn't really notice the ruins until after we saw *them*--the cats!Cats are everywhere. Lazy, friendly, sun-bathing cats. On the ...Read More

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Largo di Torre Argentina - Cat Sanctuary
Via Florida at Via Arenula
Rome, Italy

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