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Largo di Torre Argentina Opening Hours, Best Time to Visit & More

Largo di Torre Argentina opening hours

  • General timings:
    From 29 October to 30 March: 9:30 AM to 4 PM
    From 31 March to 26 October: 9:30 AM to 7 PM
  • Last admission: 1 hour before closing. 
  • Closed: The site is closed on Mondays, 1 January, 1 May, and 25 December..

What is the best time to visit Largo di Torre Argentina?

Peak season vs shoulder season

Peak Season: March-October 

Shoulder Season: November- February 

Rome witnesses peak tourist traffic during spring and summer as the weather is quite pleasant during this time. You may likely encounter larger crowds at Largo di Torre Argentina.  

In contrast, the low season (October to March) offers a more peaceful and leisurely experience. While the weather may be cooler, you’ll find the square much less crowded, allowing you to explore and take photographs at your own pace. Accommodation and travel costs are also more budget-friendly during these months, making it an attractive option for travelers seeking a relaxed and cost-effective visit.

Weekday vs weekend 

Largo di Torre Argentina sees varying levels of crowd activity throughout the week. Generally, weekdays tend to be less crowded than weekends. Consider arriving shortly after the square’s opening at 9:30 AM to make the most of your visit. 

Weekends often see larger crowds,, particularly during peak tourist seasons. If you intend to visit on a weekend, it's advisable to arrive early in the morning to beat the crowds. The site sees the highest number of visitors during midday, particularly from late morning to early afternoon.

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How much time should I spend at Largo di Torre Argentina?

The recommended time to spend at Largo di Torre Argentina can vary based on your interests and schedule. If you're on a tight schedule, a quick visit of 30 minutes to an hour allows you to appreciate the main archaeological site, observe the cat sanctuary, and capture some photos.

For a more comprehensive experience, consider a detailed exploration lasting 1 to 2 hours. This allows you to delve into each Roman temple (A, B, C, D) and the Theatre of Pompey, reading informative plaques and absorbing the historical context.

If you're a cat enthusiast, you can spend an additional 30 minutes to an hour visiting the Cat Sanctuary, interacting with the feline residents, and learning about the shelter's mission.

Frequently asked questions about Largo di Torre Argentina’s hours

Is the Largo di Torre Argentina open every day?

No Largo di Torre Argentina is closed on Mondays, 25 December, 1 January and 1 May. 

What are the opening hours of Largo di Torre Argentina?

Largo di Torre Argentina’s hours are from 9:30 AM onwards. It closes at 4 PM during the shoulder season and at 7 PM during the peak season. 

When is the Largo di Torre Argentina closed?

Largo di Torre Argentina remains shut on Mondays, January 1, 25 December and 1 May. 

How long should I spend at the Largo di Torre Argentina?

For a complete and detailed exploration of Largo di Torre Argentina and the adjacent Largo Argentina Cat Sanctuary, set aside 2.5- 3 hours of your day. Keep in mind to consider crowds and lines while planning your visit. 

When is the best time to visit Largo di Torre Argentina?

Largo di Torre Argentina is often less crowded during weekdays, especially in the early morning. Moreover, visiting during the shoulder seasons like November will reduce crowds. To enjoy a more peaceful and immersive visit, consider planning your trip during these times.

Is the Largo di Torre Argentina open on public holidays?

Yes, Largo di Torre Argentina remains operational on public holidays. Keep in mind that crowds during these days will be expected to be dense.