These ancient ruins, once home to emperors from times before Caesar, are now a sanctuary for some of the abandoned cats of Rome.
A group of international volunteers run the sanctuary and welcome visitors – and donations. All cats who make their way here are cared for, fed, vaccinated and neutered. Some of the poor little things look a bit the worse for wear, but they get to spend their days basking in the sun and posing for endless photographs.
There are cats roaming everywhere, particularly in the shop/office/clinic.
I think it is great that people are prepared to donate their time to care for these previously unloved and unwanted kitties.
The sanctuary is open every day from noon until 6pm. You can send donations, and letters – probably not to the cats – to -
Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary
c/o Silvia Vivani
Via Marco Papio, 15
00175 Rome, Italy