Largo di Torre Argentina

Piazza in Centro Storico

A busy transport hub, Largo di Torre Argentina is set around the sunken Area Sacra, and the remains of four Republican-era temples, all built between the 2nd and 4th centuries BC. These ruins, which are among the oldest in the city, are reckoned to be where Julius Caesar was murdered in 44 BC, and while out of bounds to humans, they are today home to a thriving stray cat population and a volunteer-run cat sanctuary.

On the piazza’s western flank stands Teatro Argentina, Rome’s premier theatre.