Roman Cat Sanctuary

Currently Closed
  • Address: Rome, Italy
  • Timings: 12:00 pm - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +39-668805611
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:45 Mins
  • Tags: Family And Kids

Roman Cat Sanctuary - Review

Moving on from the more contemporary tourist destinations that are commonly associated with this majestic city, let’s take a look at those places that are not included in the tourist guide. The Roman Cat Sanctuary in the Largo di Torre Argentina excavation site is quite an unusual place to visit while in Rome.

An interesting piece of trivia is that over three hundred thousand cats have found their home in the city. A lot of these stray cats can be found in the Torre Argentina excavation site. Here, the locals indulge in taking care of the cats.

Tourists can visit this location to see a truly wonderful sight where the citizens of Rome and enthusiastic visitors can mingle with these cats, play with them, feed them and spend a lazy afternoon in the midst of these furry animals. 

Roman Cat Sanctuary Information

  • Other contact number: + 39 3409862294
  • Guided tours are available.

How To reach Roman Cat Sanctuary by Public Transport

  • 10 minutes from Barberini station, Line A

Restaurants Near Roman Cat Sanctuary

  • La Gelateria Frigidarium – Classic gelato
  • Desserts Spizzala – Budget local cuisine, pizza

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TripHobo Highlights for Roman Cat Sanctuary

  • Roman Cat Sanctuary Address: Rome, Italy
  • Roman Cat Sanctuary Contact Number: +39-668805611
  • Roman Cat Sanctuary Timing: 12:00 pm - 06:00 pm
  • Roman Cat Sanctuary Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Roman Cat Sanctuary(preferred time): 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Roman Cat Sanctuary: 00:45 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Roman Cat Sanctuary

  • 11.22% of people who visit Rome include Roman Cat Sanctuary in their plan

  • 42.37% of people start their Roman Cat Sanctuary visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Roman Cat Sanctuary

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

93.4% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Roman Cat Sanctuary

People normally club together Piazza Del Popolo and San Lorenzo while planning their visit to Roman Cat Sanctuary.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Roman Cat Sanctuary, Rome Reviews

  • If you like cats or ruins this is a fun place to visit in Rome. Best if you like cats on ruins! You cannot enter the ruins and they are perhaps not the best kept in Rome or the most impressive, but you can admire them from the sides and they are not without their charm. The stray cats that roam the ruins, playing, sleeping, sunning themselves and generally doing cat things, definitely add to that charm. If you are in the area the Feral Feline Colonies cat sanctuary is also worth a visit. The entrance is in the corner of the square where Via di Torre Argentina and Via Florida meet.

  • Very impressive historical site. Apparently it does not enjoy top priority as far as excavations, maintenance, and publicity is concerned. Too bad. It'd deserve much more attention. You could enjoy it from outside as it hasn't been opened to the public. Also, I really wanted to see the cat colony. It's pretty well hidden at the NE corner of the site and it opens at 12 noon. Nevertheless, it's a great place, I'd definitely recommend to visit.

  • Feels like a missed opportunity. Probably more and better preserved ruins than most countries possess, but looks like they have plans but not just yet. Good to see though

  • Awesome can shoot amazing. Cannot get inside but can ride you to the main tourist attraction good hub

  • Awe inspiring ruins in the heart of Rome. There is a cat sanctuary at one end that is based under the street that takes in stray cats and gives them their shots and keeps them healthy. The cats can be seen throughout the ruins basking in the sun.

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