Shelter for cats where Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in Rome 44 BC

Yes, there is a cat shelter very close to where Julius Caesar was stabbed to death in 44 BC. Greg Wallace visited the place and chatted to a charming 'cat lady' who pointed out the site where Caesar was stabbed which is under a pine tree.

Place where Julius Caesar was stabbed to death (under the tree)
Place where Julius Caesar was stabbed to death (under the tree). Screenshot.

The cat lady who looks after the cats at the shelter next to this famous spot points out the location of the tree:

Cat lady points out where Julius Caesar was stabbed
Cat lady points out where Julius Caesar was stabbed.

The cat lady pets one of the shelter cats who are allowed to roam outside:

Shelter's cat lady pets one of the cats
Shelter's cat lady pets one of the cats.

This video tells you about the assassination of Julius Caesar:


They say that the cat sanctuary in the old Roman ruins of Rome is a must see visit for tourists. It is situated in the Largo di Torre Argentina, which is a large excavated square a couple of blocks from the Pantheon. You'll see a cat colony lurking among the ruins. They reenact the murder of Caesar at this spot every year on the Ides of March which is 15th March to honour the anniversary of his death. 

The cats are famous, perhaps as famous as Julius Caesar! Nowadays there are an estimated 150 cats residing in these ruins and at this cat sanctuary which is managed by volunteers who feed, provide care, vaccinate and spay and neuter these cats. 

The sanctuary is open to visitors daily from noon until 6 PM. The cat lovers can meet the cats and browse the souvenir shop. They also arrange adoptions. I believe what they also arrange "distance adoptions" in order to take donations. I think this is a method of giving donations to the sanctuary from tourists and visitors online.

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