Romans caught in 'catfight' over historical ruins

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  • Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013

But for space, sun, history and romance, it is hard to beat the home of the Largo di Torre Argentina, right, in Rome, Italy. The square in the center of town is an excavated temple and homes complex from the Republican period before Julius Caesar inaugurate the empire. - Photo by Michael Goulding/Orange County Register/MCT

Cat community at one of Rome's historical jewels, Largo di Torre Argentina, divides politicians.

THE battle over the Largo di Torre Argentina in the heart of Rome pits visions of what should be, what is and what could be. In the middle are hundreds of cats who call the oldest ruins in Rome their home.

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