The Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary is located near the spot where Julius Caesar was killed in the Largo di Torre Argentina. There are currently 160 cats living in the sanctuary, which is staffed by 20 or so volunteers who work tirelessly to care for the felines.
Free of charge, you can visit the shelter and its furry residents. You can support the shelter by purchasing mugs, shirts, and other handmade products made by the volunteers. You can also symbolically adopt one of the cats.
According to their website,
“As you probably know Roman cats have always found shelter amongst the ancient ruins in our city. The numerous postcards here of cats sitting on stumps of old Roman columns, cat napping on the foot of an emperor's statue, or just lounging near the Colosseum testify to the deep rooted image cats have in our city.”
You can visit the shelter for a quick stop to pet the cats, volunteer, or walk around the ruins and see where Julius Caesar was killed. It’s quick and easy, and a must-see for any cat lover visiting Rome.
The Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary is located on the corner of Via Florida and Via di Torre Argentina. You can read more about the Sanctuary here.