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Orte Sotterranea

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

The guided tour is available in Italian, English and German. During the tour you will see the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Great place to go on a hot day.

We are spending the week in the Lazio area.Saw some reviews for the Orte Sotteranea online and... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Moray Scotland
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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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Via Giacomo Matteotti 45/47, 01028, Orte, Italy
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

The guided tour is available in Italian, English and German. During the tour you will see the mostly underground water supply network (tunnels, cisterns, wells) and evacuation of sewage, warehouses, depots, cellars, Stalls, cobblestones, some rooms, homemade workshops, washbasins, fountains, and private garden delights. You...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

We are spending the week in the Lazio area.Saw some reviews for the Orte Sotteranea online and decided to visit.It is very hot this week and the afternoon temperatures were above 40c so thought that going underground would be a good idea. We drove to...More

Thank Jaymacscotland
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I must have passed Orte dozens of times while on the way to somewhere else. The town, perched high up on its tufa hill always looked interesting to me, so I did a little research and found out about Orte Sotterranea. It...More

3  Thank Raney L
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Orte Is a medioeval Village along the Tevere River. Although medioeval, the village was particularly rich during 17th and 18th century when it hosted the Bishop. Built on a cliff, water used to be brought through an aqueduct, still visible, and a number of channels...More

Thank Alberto D
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...More

2  Thank msvoboda1179
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...More

Thank CaledonianTourist
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....More

1  Thank keith m
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...More

Thank Rémi G
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...More

1  Thank Anna L
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...More

2  Thank Marcin G
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