We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Orte Sotterranea

Closed today: Closed
Open today: Closed
Review Highlights
Delightful tour

Ricardo gave us an enthusiastic and delightful tour of the underground cisterns, fountain... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
via mobile
Fascinating tour

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

Reviewed August 25, 2018
Colm K
Caprino Veronese, Italy
Read all 328 reviews
All photos (173)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“tour”(8 reviews)
“town”(5 reviews)
“guide”(9 reviews)
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
Closed today
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours
Via Giacomo Matteotti 45/47, 01028, Orte, Italy
+39 327 397 8831
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Orte
from $169.68
More Info
from $169.68
More Info
Reviews (328)
Filter reviews
14 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews tour town guide riccardo visitors snow romans world
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 14 reviews
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Ricardo gave us an enthusiastic and delightful tour of the underground cisterns, fountain, dovecotes and passageways. Although we don’t speak Italian, we managed to understand what he explained, and had a very enjoyable tour. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Coastal573617
Reviewed August 25, 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!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Colm K
Reviewed July 5, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MeredithBooth
Reviewed June 30, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank stellamarina00
Reviewed August 28, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank swester904
Reviewed August 3, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jaymacscotland
Reviewed July 1, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
4  Thank raneyl2016
Reviewed June 29, 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

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Alberto D
Reviewed August 14, 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

Date of experience: August 2016
4  Thank msvoboda1179
Reviewed July 16, 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

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank X5844OJmikek
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 nearby hotels
San Lorenzo B&B
19 reviews
.96 miles away
Albergo Tevere
74 reviews
1.13 miles away
Hotel Letizia
36 reviews
1.94 miles away
Hotel Umbria
120 reviews
5.32 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 37 nearby restaurants
La Cerqua
347 reviews
.89 miles away
Ristorante Pizzeria Eureka!
278 reviews
.66 miles away
Trattoria Saviglia
235 reviews
.12 miles away
Ristorante Taverna Roberteschi
250 reviews
.10 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 25 nearby attractions
Orte in cantina
24 reviews
.03 miles away
Piazza della Liberta
14 reviews
.09 miles away
Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta
6 reviews
.12 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Orte Sotterranea staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines