Photo of the Day: Torre Argentina


This is actually going to be more than one photo.

Torre Argentina is a cat sanctuary in Rome where cats hang out and lounge in the sun, sunbathing on or hiding amid old ruins, while they wait to be adopted by their furever families. In more chaotic days, Julius Caesar is believed to have been killed in this very spot on March 15, 44 BCE.

The site is in a central location in Rome, near bus stops for many bus lines and a doable walk from both the hotels where my dad and I stayed (it was right in the middle of the two hotels, actually), so we stopped there often to look over the railings and see how many cats we could count.

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About Laura

Paralegal with Master of Arts in Teaching in Museum Education, frequent museum visitor, based in Washington, DC. I care about what museums can do, both in terms of public offerings and internal practices, to make the world a better place. I blog about museum education ("informed"), the social work of museums ("humane"), and visitor experience ("citizenry").
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2 Responses to Photo of the Day: Torre Argentina

  1. arlingwoman says:

    It reminds me of a sculptors workshop in Ancient Olympia. Neat!

  2. blackmutts says:

    That’s pretty amazing!

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