There are a lot of stray cats in Rome, and many used to make their homes around the monuments. Now Largo Argentina, an ancient ruin, is the home of the Roman Cat Sanctuary where volunteers work to relocate the cats, neuter them, and give them a safe haven. Even though the cats are free to wander off, they just don't...they are comfortable here and well taken care of. We spent some time photographing the cats and did some shopping for tshirts and such--there's a shop and office on the location, and of course the profits go to the sanctuary. By the way, the clipped ears on these cats are done when they are neutered. D100, 24-120VR This tough guy wasn't in the sanctuary, but should have been--his face (on the side you can't see here) was all bloodied from a fight. Guess someone wanted his bike!