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Cat in Largo di Torre Argentina

Largo di Torre Argentina is an old Roman ruin. This sight could be very similar to the many other Roman ruins in Rome if it wasn't for the cats. In one end of the site there is a cat sanctuary. They take care of cats and give them a home.
Rome 2018 part I - A small sample of the many many sites of Rome

March 24th 2018
A Roman ruin with cats, a church with a large dome, a church with a fake dome and more Sometimes we make short trips, often not longer than over a weekend, to major cities in Europe. We have made trips to Paris, London and Berlin for instance. This March we decided to visit Rome in Italy. There is so much worth seeing in Rome that there is no way you can see more than a tiny fraction of it ... read more
Europe » Italy » Lazio » Rome

Italian Flag Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
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18th April 2018

Mixing with the locals
This chap looks as if life is good. That being so, when in Rome do as the cats do. Great cat pic!
18th April 2018

Not bad to be a cat
If you have a good home to live in it is not a bad thing to be a cat. Thanks for the comment. /Ake
18th April 2018

Kitties
For a moment I thought you'd posted a collection of cat photos from across your travels! :) I'd heard that 'the authorities' have tried to close down this sanctuary a few times, due to complaints from tourists... but I think it's fabulous that they are off the streets and are well looked after. Plus I'm sure some people would visit the ruins just to see the cats - we certainly would.
19th April 2018

Who in their right mind would complain?
I can't understand how anyone can get offended about the cats. As you said, a cat sanctuary is good for the cats and spin off effect is that it draws tourists to this otherwise rather anonymous site. /Ake
19th April 2018

Hmmm... collection of cat pics
A blog with only cat pictures would be nice. I like that idea and we might take up on that in the future. As of now we have at least 5 photos of cats in various blog entries. When we have more, 15 or 20 or so, we might repost them all together. It will be many years until we get there though so don't hold your breath. /Ake

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