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Fascinating tour

A lady called Barbara (voluneer and unpaid) gave us a huge amount of background info on how the... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Colm K
Caprino Veronese, Italy
Subterranean Orte

Riccardo our guide was enthusiastic and friendly and although we spoke no Italian we managed to... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Adelaide, Australia
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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...more
Via Giacomo Matteotti 45/47, 01028, Orte, Italy
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

A lady called Barbara (voluneer and unpaid) gave us a huge amount of background info on how the Ecrusians first settled in Orte and built the water gathering system which was then vastly enlarged by he Romans who conquered the town. Thank you Barbara!

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Riccardo our guide was enthusiastic and friendly and although we spoke no Italian we managed to understand his descriptions of the unique and amazing features of Orte's subterranean world. A city beneath the surface complete with cantinas and a hospital with its own fridge, powered...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

Our guide was Riccardo, and the tour was in Italian. We totally recommend this tour, beside the amazing experience of going underground and walking through the ancient aqueduct, it was a simple, yet professional and informed, introduction to the history of Orte and the region....More

1  Thank stellamarina00
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

1  Thank swester904
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

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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

4  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

1  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

4  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 Mike K
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

2  Thank keith m
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