Zortea is a typical alpine village, which spread out over a gently sloping terrace. It overlooks the basin of Canale encircled by mountains. To the north, the Sass Maor peak stands alone and ethereal in the sky.
The village can be reached either from Prade than along the road that branches off at Revedea skirting the Lozen left bank and crossing the stream near Mureri; one branch goes then to Zortea while the other one goes up to the Calaita Lake and its shelter.
The right hand bank of the Lozen stream is well exposed to the sun and rich of lawns and dotted with hay barns.