BORGO DELLA MERLUZZA

Set in idyllic rolling countryside, only twenty minutes north of Rome, Borgo della Merluzza is an ancient walled settlement that has been converted into an exclusive wedding and events venue.
Surrounded by landscaped gardens and lush woodland, the Merluzza served as a coaching inn as early as the Middle Ages when it was known as Tor Merluzza. Here, pilgrims heading to Rome and travelers along the via Cassia, would stop for a rest and a change of horses.

The 19th century poet Gioacchino Belli referred to the Merluzza as the haunt of highway brigands who preyed on coaches and wayfarers. Today, the property lies in five hectares of spectacular parkland. The manicured lawns and century-old olive and cedar trees create a beautiful backdrop to the historic stone building, the fountain-like pool and opus incertum. Restored to its original splendor using traditional building materials, the Borgo combines the charm of a bygone era with modern comfort.

WEDDINGS & EVENTS

Whether it is a lavish wedding celebration, a special anniversary, a debutante party or family reunion, Borgo della Merluzza sets an elegant stage for your special event. With its imposing look-out tower, secret gardens, private chapel and outdoor amphitheater, the Merluzza bears all the hallmarks of an elegant historic Italian villa. Adorned with multi-colored stone tiles and marble fireplaces, the indoor banqueting halls can accomodate up to 200 seated guests, as can the spectacular gardens and pool-side terraces.

Our hand-picked catering partners have access to a fully equipped kitchen and a stunning outdoor pizza oven to ensure first rate service. The Merluzza’s friendly and experienced English-speaking owners are available to help plan all aspects of an event, from catering services to floral arrangements, to ensure your special day is nothing short of a resounding success. Within easy reach of Rome’s city center and the international airport of Fiumicino, the Merluzza is conveniently located for guests flying in from abroad.

BUSINESS MEETING

FILM LOCATION

Be it a press conferences, a business lunch, a product launch or corporate retreat, the Merluzza’s enchanting atmosphere fosters creativity and inspiration. The venue’s close proximity to Rome and the international airport of Fiumicino makes the Merluzza a great alternative to traditional conference centers and hotels. The convenience of being just 10 minutes from Rome’s G.R.A ring road and the beauty of the surroundings have made the Merluzza a popular venue for corporate team-building sessions, workshops, exhibitions and awards dinners. Indeed the the Merluzza lends itself to all manner of events: from cooking classes to photography workshops; from yoga conferences to fashion shows. The main villa disposes of four indoor event spaces. Filled with natural light, the rooms look out onto the breath-taking grounds and pool. The function space can be fully customized for specific events.Car companies, including Mercedes, Toyota and Hyundai have chosen the Merluzza for product launches and international media press conferences, using the property as a base from which journalists test drove new models in the surrounding countryside.International organizations favor the Merluzza for its relaxed elegance and its uniquely Italian style and hospitality.

Borgo della Merluzza offers a broad range of filming opportunities throughout the property. The tower and fortified walls are reminiscent of a Medieval citadel and ideal for period dramas.

The property’s stone paved roads, original coaching inn, private chapel, landscaped gardens, outbuildings and stables make the Merluzza a self-contained film set for any number of productions and photo shoots. The spacious furnished and unfurnished interiors overlook the swimming-pool and gardens.

Adorned with ancient fireplaces and multi-colored stone tiles, the rooms are visually striking and readily adaptable.

A film friendly location, the Borgo has ample parking space for production, technical crew, make-up and wardrobe vehicles and caterers’ vans.

Recent productions filmed on location include Rai and Mediaset television series, including: “Don Matteo”, “I Cesaroni”, “Quale Amore” and “L’Onore e il Rispetto 4”.

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