I love cats. If you’re on this page you probably do too. On our visit to Italy we met dozens of kitties and took photos of them along the way. We met our first Italian felines at Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary in Rome. If you are in the area stop by to see this amazing place. In talking with the volunteers they feed and care for 150 cats. You can see cats throughout the ancient ruins.
Cats in Italy: Rome
The Torre Argentina Cat Sanctuary in Rome is a sure way to see cats in Rome. It also happens to be the home of a large archaeological area. Here you can view hundreds of cats and the ruins of Curia of Pompey where the senate would meet and where Julius Caesar was stabbed to death.
You can view the ancient ruins from the sidewalk above, as well as the cats
If you would like to get closer to the felines, there is a narrow staircase you can walk down to a small patio area. From here you can also visit the small gift shop area under the street and learn more about the sanctuary.
Cats in Ravello
The Amalfi Coast was one of our favorite areas in Italy. The views are stunning and if you are a cat lover, take the bus from Amalfi to Ravello. Ravello has gorgeous views and the streets and piazza have plenty of felines.
The cats were quite the beggars here. When we visited it appeared there was a whole litter of kittens in the piazza.
Cat in Saint Maria Capua Vetere
Cats in Tuscany
Every morning we were greeted by a gray cat in Tuscany. He loved soaking up the morning sun.
We saw several cats in the Tuscan villages, usually on the side streets
Cats in Italy: Venice
If you love books and cats, stop by the Libreria Acqua Alta bookstore in Venice. Here we met one of the cats in Venice.
Italy is a beautiful country. We enjoyed visiting the piazzas, the kitties and all of the little side streets.