The Torre Argentina archeological area lies at the heart of Rome, both historically and geographically, but it has always been off-limits to visitors. Until now.
Rome-based luxury brand Bulgari, which recently paid for the restoration of the Spanish Steps, announced that it will provide one million euro for the restoration of the ruins where Julius Caesar is said to have been assassinated on the Ides of March in 44 B.C. Mayor Virginia Raggi called Bulgari’s offer to fund the project “an act of love for the city.”
According to La Repubblica, the restoration project will include construction of walkways around the ruins and informational signage detailing the history of the archeological elements within the site.
In addition to being the site of one of the most famous moments in ancient Roman history, the Torre Argentina archeological area is well known for its cat sanctuary. Luckily, the organization that tends to Torre Argentina’s feral feline colony will be able to continue its charity work for Rome’s stray cats.
Post first published on February 20, 2019