Torre Argentina Roman Cat Sanctuary

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Largo di Torre Argentina, Rome, Italy

Torre Argentina Roman Cat Sanctuary Rome Reviews

bummynat bummynat
4 reviews
Jun 22, 2006
A lot of tourists visit Largo di Torre Argentina, the area where Julius Caesar was assassinated and see many stray cats lounging on the ancient ruins as if they own them. However, few people know that it is also the home of an underground cat shelter. If you go to the southwest corner of Largo Argentina, you'll find a set of steps that lead you down into the shelter. Only sick, handicapped, or unvaccinated/unneutered cats are in cages. Otherwise, there are dozens of cats roaming around the premises.The no-kill shelter is run by a group of international volunteers and is funded solely by donations and proceeds from their cat-themed gift shop. The group feeds, provides medical care, and spays/neuters all stray cats in the Rome metropolitan area. It's definitely worth a visit for any cat lover.
marne3 says:
I'm very interested in visiting the cat sanctuary during my upcoming trip to Rome. Would it be frowned upon if I brought a small package of cat treats (crunchies) to feet the strays?
Posted on: Mar 09, 2015
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