Have you noticed how cats love sunshine? They seek it out and completely relax in its warmth. One heartwarming place to see this is in Rome at the cat sanctuary, Largo di Torre Argentina.
This isn’t your average cat shelter. It’s located in an excavated city block that happens to be where Julius Cesaer was stabbed in 44 BC. About a century ago, digging began here, and portions of 4 temples and a theater emerged. Columns and pieces of ancient buildings lay scattered all around.
So cats romp where Julius Cesear walked. They nap on a temple column. They nestle into old brick walls.
The best part of our visit? A French couple picked up a little black cat and I watched them fall in love. They pantomimed to the Italian woman working there that they wanted to adopt the little fur ball. A new family formed on the spot!
If you’re ever in Rome, be sure to visit the cat sanctuary. You’ll get a dose of history, and you’ll find love in action.