Antico Borgo San Pietro Acquaeortus is a real refuge for your soul, a place suspended in time and space at the borders of Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany. According to legend, its name derives from Saint Peter, who, while passing through this village, performed a miracle: he made water gush to administer a baptism. This is the reason why the village is called acquae ortus (from Latin “source of water”), which means source of life.
From a historical perspective, Antico Borgo San Pietro Acquaeortus formerly was an abbatial complex founded by the Hermits of Saint William in the XI century and then it was inhabited by the Benedictines until the middle of the XVII century. The small village was inhabited until 1960s, but then it went through progressive decay.
After years of neglect, this evocative ancient hamlet set in the heart of Umbrian countryside has come back to life thanks to Stefano Magini, an intuitive businessman that has seen the chance to build a great accommodation establishment from the ruins, in a land rich in history, art, and magical harmony.
Antico Borgo San Pietro Acquaeortus is on the hillslope of Selva di Meana Park, a naturalistic jewel of Orvieto territory. You can glimpse the village from a distance, travelling along the ancient-tree-lined street that links Fabro and Allerona. It shows all its charm when you travel from the state route to the cypress-lined path, until you cross the gate and you suddenly enter a real time machine. Stones, columns, arches, the bell tower, and the stream lead the guests into a dreamy dimension, far away from the daily life chaos and stress, able to give relief to body and soul.
Antico Borgo consists of 25 residential units of different sizes that are able to satisfy any request from the guests, so that they can feel the atmosphere of a past time without giving up modern comforts, like the spectacular outdoor pool with a view on the valley. It is provided with a specific station equipped with stone nozzles, so that you can have an absolutely natural and relaxing hydromassage bath. Furthermore, the indoor spa has a small saltwater pool, ideal for a revitalizing thalassotherapy. Other facilities are: the fully equipped gym, the wine bar provided with outdoor garden, and many room facilities like Wi-Fi and flat screen TV.
In the building there is also a restaurant, where many genuine and traditional dishes are served. They are prepared with high-quality products.
The outdoor spaces, designed by a landscape architect, are decorated with plants, flowers, typical Umbrian fruit trees, and almost forgotten herbs. For anyone who wants to admire the surrounding beauties, there are many naturalistic routes with some areas provided with wooden benches where you can have a break, some conversation and recreation in close contact with nature.