One of the curiosities of the Sacra di Largo Argentina ruins is the proliferation of cats roaming through the site. Shortly following the completion of the original excavation of the ruins, stray cats began to take up residence, presumably because they were safe from traffic in this below street level site. For the past twenty years, a cat sanctuary sits along one wall of the ruins. The sanctuary currently houses approximately 200 cats at any one time, but claims to treat and neuter close to 3000 cats per year. Donations are always welcome to help defray costs.
Carl and Lorraine Aveni are two retirees planning on traveling through Europe for at least one year.