5 things to do in Rome, like the Romans do


Torre Argentina Roman Cat Sanctuary, 1-41 Via di Torre Argentina, Rome, Italy

Among the ruins where Caesar saw his end, dozens of cats are having much better luck. The site is Largo di Torre Argentina, which was excavated when Mussolini began rebuilding the city in 1929. Workers found four Republican victory temples lying 20 feet under the ground. It also contains a portion of the famous Pompey portico on the steps where Julius Caesar was killed in 44 BCE. Nowadays, volunteers care for around 130 feral cats. This is one of several cat colonies in Rome.

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