In the peacefulness of the Roman countryside, an ancient Borgo greets its guests in a soothing and relaxing atmosphere.
Surrounded by luscious parks, although only twenty minutes away from the centre of Rome, the Borgo della Merluzza lies in the very heart of the Bosco di Baccano estate. Its name originates from a legendary tale in which a young blackbird trapped within the Borgo tower would sing its sweet melodies on nights of the full moon. Legend has it that such chants may still be heard as of today, and are interpreted as a sign of good omen.
Also praised by the poet Gioacchino Belli, the Borgo used to be an ancient transit station for those travelling on the Via Cassia and was particularly renowned in the Middle Ages for its tavern Tor Merluzza. [show more...]