The origins of the Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary combine a colorful array of ancient Roman history, international cooperation and even a bit of Hollywood!

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The Ruins

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.


Torre Argentina is home to 150 feline friends, sheltered amongst the oldest temples in  Rome (400-300 BC). Seven days a week volunteers, feed, clean and look after them.


Visitors are always welcome to look around, visit the cats and browse the CatShop or adopt one of the cats at a distance ... all to help our little friends.

We are open every day from noon to 6 p.m.

You can contact us at

Phone: + 39 06 68805611 or mobile: + 39 340 9862294

or email us: torreargentina@tiscali.it or torreargentina@catsdb.com 

Entrance at Largo di Torre Argentina, corner of Via Florida & Via di Torre Argentina

Thank you for visiting the Roman cats!