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The Tiber: from Ostia to Bagnorea by William Davis, 1886

Passing through the village of Otricoli, the ancient Ocriculum, and the junction of the Nar (Nero) with the Tiber, we arrive at Orte. The traveller by rail through Central Italy will remember to have seen this picturesquely situated town in… (more…)

InConnection’s third event

Spurilio Fortunato’s votive altar (Seriplo, Orte)

Who was Spurilio Fortunato?  His name is engraved on this fine votive altar which was found in 1975 at the port of Seriplo on the Tiber just below Orte (Via Amerina).  We know that he lived in the first century… (more…)

Orte: Photo Album

 

Historical Archives, Orte

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Orte: Museum of Religious Art

The Museum of Religious Art in Orte (formerly known as the Diocesan Museum) is housed in a deconsecrated 11th century church dedicated to St. Sylvester;  alongside the church is a fine bell tower, built in a style common to the… (more…)

Francesco Li Virghi

Recorders have been played in Italy since the middle ages and continue to be played widely today especially in the field of early music. A glance at Francesco Li Virghi’s website (www.livirghi.com) shows some 17 different types of recorders each… (more…)

Civic Museum, Orte

This small museum is located in a deconsecrated 15th century church dedicated to St. Anthony Abbot, patron saint of domestic animals and famed for having found a cure for shingles (“fuoco di Sant’Antonio” in Italian). As a civil museum must,… (more…)