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Orte Sotterranea

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Address: Via Giacomo Matteotti 45/47, 01028, Orte, Italy
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+39 348 767 2750

Subterrean OrteOrte is a village that praises a life continuity from the...

Subterrean OrteOrte is a village that praises a life continuity from the end of Bronze Age (12th century b.C.) to our days. Into the rock where it lies in about 2500 years of uninterrupted life, there were built a water system (tunnels, cisterns and wells) for supplying and sewage waters evacuation, storehouses, cellars, stables, dovecotes, some house buildings, craft laboratories (wool and hemp manufacturing), wash-houses, fountains, plants nursery and amusing places of private gardens. In a single itinerary the main touristic attraction are collected and a guide service can lead the visitor to the discovery of these proper urban underground monuments.

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Etruscan History in Orte up close

As part of our visit to Orte we took the extended underground tour of the water ways of Orte in the Etruscan period. Amazing how elaborate the Etruscans built the first water ways... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 August 2016
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

As part of our visit to Orte we took the extended underground tour of the water ways of Orte in the Etruscan period. Amazing how elaborate the Etruscans built the first water ways and equally amazing to see how the Romans in turn perfected these first water ways. Definitely recommended if you have an adventurous archeological side in you that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

On the surface alone, Orte is a fascinating and charmingly quiet hilltop town but, much like the grace of a swan, there is significant industry below the waterline! I cannot praise the efforts of the archaeological teams or the town for its working bringing more and more of the subterranean world into our realm. This is a fascinating insight into... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

We booked an English language tour well in advance. We met our guide just down from the Central Piazza and he was friendly, knowledgable and engaging. He is part of the group of 15 local volunteers who are gradually expanding the aqueduct and cistern network. The overlay of Etruscan to Roman to medieval and modern use of the network was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

I went there with some friends from Orte who wanted to show me around. The tour lasted almost 2 hours and was full of little stories and explanations about anything we could see. The underground is full of mysteries and all the places were very interesting.The guide, Rosaria, was really good and passionate about it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

This was a wonderful experience. The guide was punctual, very well informed and friendly inviting as many questions as possible. The tour lasts more than one hour and takes you underground to see etruscan, roman and medieval water courses, fountains, wells and other surprises. Fascinating and great value for money.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

I am very interested in the Etruscan culture and this tour showed me how practical they were architectonically speaking but from the totally different point of view. Underground city in the city. The tour is guided it last about 1,5 h and goes within the maze of underground tunnels of Orte. Very interesting. Since the tunnels have been cleaned up... More 

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