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. [show more...]