Travelers heading to Rome will be able to visit the Largo di Torre Argentina in 2021 when it finally reopens to the public.
According to The Local, the Largo di Torre Argentina was the reported site where Julius Caesar was murdered, and it is scheduled to undergo a makeover that will cost over $900,000 provided by fashion house Bulgari.
Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi announced Monday the restoration should be completed in the second half of 2021.
Currently, the property is the home to a colony of stray cats, but the renovations will open the area to locals and tourists. The site once housed four Roman temples and was positioned next to Rome’s first permanent theatre, the Theatre of Pompey.
Before opening to the public, the ruins of the Largo di Torre Argentina will need to be secured, walkways will have to be installed throughout the property and public bathrooms must be constructed.
As for the cats currently calling the Largo di Torre Argentina home, the makeover would focus on the ruins of temples A, B and C, not temple D, where the shelter is located.
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