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Visiting Orte underground and Vitorchiano

An exclusive holiday in Tenuta Santa Lucia, which situated in Soriano nel Cimino, in Viterbo district, in Lazio, will give you the opportunity to discover some of the most beautiful places of the region, visiting Orte underground and Vitorchiano.


Orte, of ancient origins, which is located in the province of Viterbo, became after the construction of the via Amerina one of the vital centres of the famous roman road network.One of the most famous things to visit is the “mysterious” Orte underground, a series of amazing tunnels that once formed an aqueduct of preroman origin.

Ozzi, tanks and fountains are constructed with a tuff base. Other underground particularities are some dovecotes, the well intented to conserve the snow and the place where the medicines reserved to the hospital were stored.

Orte Sotterranea

Underground Orte


An exclusive holiday in the Tenuta Santa Lucia, which situated in Soriano nel Cimino, in Viterbo district, in Lazio, will give you the possibility to admire Vittorchiano situated at the side of Cimini Mounts, also located in the province of Viterbo, a particularly illustrious ancient hamlet not only for the extraction but also for the processing of hot pepper.

This ancient locality of traditional etruscan origin, since the XII century has the priviledge of being considered as Land Faithful to the City. The history of Vittorchiano is very rich thanks to its millenary traditions and in addition it preserves, in a fantastic way, an incredible historical centre of medieval footprints, with monumental pieces of rare beauty and testimonies of great awesomeness like for example the Fontana a Fuso of the XIII century and the south faced  Porta Romana, named like this because it faces the Eternal City, which leads to the Castle.




The remainings of the strong walls are also of great interest. In addition there is the naturalistic oasis called Selva di Malano, where the remainings of an ancient settlement of etruscan origins are located. Then, there is the Church della Madonna di San Nicola where you can admire, in addition to many other things, a group of frescoes dating from the 500 to 700 A.C.

Another particularity that Vitorchiano offers is the presence of a Moai, the only esemplar that can be found away from Easter Island.It is entirelly made of a single block of lava stone from maori indigenous of Rapa Nui.

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