Etruscan and Roman ruins, natural thermal pools, countryside relax at Casale Hortensiae Vegan B&B
Casale Hortensiae is nested in the wild countryside on the border of Italy's Lazio and Umbria regions. Our B&B is 100% vegan, pet friendly and plastic free. Our colonic farmhouse is an up-to-date oasis of peace with a unique bucolic charme.
8 acres part home, part mystical woods. 3 bedrooms.
Clean towels every day
Things to know
Orte is a unique town sitting high up on a cliff and straddles the River Tiber, with views over the sprawling green countryside of northern Lazio. Established by the Etruscan civilization in the 6th century B.C., Orte was the scene of several battles between the Etruscans and Romans. In later years the Byzantines and Lombards left their mark on the town.
The historic center rise above the southern banks of the River Tiber. With its zigzagging streets, medieval palaces decorated with the remains of columns, portals and reliefs, ancient gateways, including Porta del Vascellaro and Porta di San Cesareo. Admire the architectural landscape and enjoy a moment of people-watching at squares.
A guided tour of Orte Sotterranea is a must. Wander around a maze of underground tunnels to see chambers, fountains and wells that hark back to the town’s early beginnings.
From May to September, join locals and vacationers at nearby Termi di Orte. This summer complex has swimming pools and shaded picnic areas. A unique experience to rejuvenate your body in the complex’s therapeutic pool and waterfall, both fed by sulfuric mineral water.