Call me Romeo

Rome and her cats: an inseparable pair, so much so that the four-legged ones have been declared by the Municipality as a bio-cultural heritage of the city.
Certainly there were cats when the senators walked in the Forum, there were during the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance they ran silently and velvety between the palaces of papal Rome. And so on, up to the present day when the presence of cats still lights the most hidden yet full of life corners.
And this tells Call me Romeo, a novel divided into episodes, each set in a different historical period.
Meanwhile, the title, winking with a smile at the famous incipit of Melville’s Moby Dick, places the Cat among the wandering characters who have populated and populate the world. Witnesses and occasional actors of a Story that takes place even without them, but that always flows alongside them and of which they are inevitably part.
The 18 scenes tell as many episodes that have made the history of the City, from the Ides of March to the present day. Characters of the past, such as Julius Caesar, Eliogabalo, Michelangelo, Mozart, up to Audrey Hepburn and others of recent times, are told in the moments of the encounter with a Roman cat, and are mixed with fictional figures who, however, could really have trodden the streets of the Capital. And next to them, the cats. Or rather the Cat, because the narrating voice is a cat that crosses time and tells what she sees and who she meets.
It all starts and ends in Largo di Torre Argentina, but let’s not forget that every corner, every neighborhood, every street has its colonies, and its gattare who dedicate their time and their love to feed and look after cats.
An anomalous, light story of Rome, seen even in its most tragic moments but always with the softness that only cats can give, when they walk with their paws as light as feathers on the old cobblestones of the streets.
A story that can please cat lovers, but also those who want to retrace moments of history in an original way, and for those who love Rome which appears as the true protagonist of the novel. Finally, also suitable for young and very young readers who will be accompanied on a journey through time by exceptional mustachioed guides.
The book has been on sale on Amazon .
50% of the copyrights will be donated to the feline sanctuary of Torre Argentina and the remaining 50% to associations that treat street cats in the author’s city.

Roman Cats on your FaceBook profile!

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Global Gathering 2022

In 2019 we hosted the first Global Gathering where many of our supporters came to join us for the shelters 25th birthday! We hosted many events over the course of the weekend and everyone had a ball!
Since 2020 was such a sad year and in 2021 everything will be on the path to getting back to normal we thought why wait 5 years to host another such event and we took action to cease the day!
We shall be hosting another Global Gathering in 2022!
On the 22nd October 2022 we shall once again gather at the splendid Hotel Forum terrace: we shall enjoy each other’s company, chat about cats and I’m sure there will be dancing and singing too.
The invitation is open to all and we sincerely hope you can make it: reservation is secured by a deposit of 10 euros per person payable by the 25th January 2021. The minimum number of 90 people secures the venue for us and exclusivity of the gorgeous rooftop bar with panoramic views of the Roman Forum.
The full cost of the evening is 69 euros per head and includes vegetarian food and beverage.
For reservation of a place please contact our volunteer Fiona, or by message or on text or on WhatsApp to +447729220238, email her at fionashaw@outlook.com or send your 10 euros per person by PayPal on fionashaw@outlook.com
She will be happy to answer any questions you may have! It is going to be a wonderful and amazing event!

Interesting collaboration

How many people know Rome? And the theater? And the story of the Roman cats?
Together with the friends of Quattro Passi nel Tempo, a guided tour through history and art … to be concluded in Torre Argentina!
Infos here

Torre Argentina’s got Talent!

Great show on Saturday 26 September at 8 pm (Italian time)!
International guests, web and street stars, music and theater!
Everything for the cats of Torre Argentina: contact fionashaw@outlook.com
But immediately !!!