Borgo Roccantica

Roccantica, Rieti
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Only an hour from Rome, deep in the Sabine Hills, three apartments in an ancient castle hamlet sharing a stunning garden. Dreamy


3 places


Sleeping from 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

Three different yet deliciously authentic apartments in an enchanting setting: a perfectly preserved medieval village in the wooded Sabine Hills. Contessa Marzina, worldly and welcoming, has opened the doors to her 17th-century family castle, now divided into various residences to form a private hamlet. Grand del Conte is heirloom-filled; find fine antiques, gilt-framed paintings, rich fabric bedspreads and each room decorated with original frescoes. It’s big with two living rooms, two fireplaces and a huge kitchen; knockout vistas from each window and its own terrace too. Sweet La Torretta (a tower on three levels) is the perfect love nest for two: nicely private and charmingly informal. Easy-going La Mola was the old olive press, now it’s a comfortable space for four with lovely exposed stonewalls. There’s a divine garden too, which you can rent separately, filled with roses, cypress trees, spaces to sit and a pool. Dine at their very good restaurant in the village, Le Cucine del Borgo, or strike out for olive tours and tastings, abbeys, Roman archaeological sites, hiking, cycling – the staff can help with everything. 


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Parking on-site.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Breakfast by arrangement. Restaurants 3-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €120
Weekly price
from €600
Damage deposit
Private garden with pool and pool house can be rented separately from €300 per week.
1 Apartment for 4
From €1803 beds2 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 4
From €2803 beds2 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 2
From €1201 bed1 bedroom



A magical weekend getaway from Rome! It was a short, pleasant drive. We felt like royalty the moment we stepped into del Conte apartment. Alongside the historic and beautiful things, the apartment has every modern comfort. In unseasonably cold weather, it was soul-warming to step into a warm apartment, with modern bathrooms, wonderfully hot showers, wi-fi, and then to have the fireplace-well, it was difficult to leave! The art in the apartment & views outside are stunning. The food at Le Cucine del Borgo was simply marvelous. Ali made us feel like we had come home to family. We will be back.


2nd review because it's worth saying twice! We came back to the Borgo because we had such a wonderful stay the first time in 2017. The upgrades to the apartment (two brand new bathrooms, TV with Netflix and Amazon etc) have been good improvements on what was already hard to improve. Again, the host and caretakers have taken excellent care of us, and the restaurant below still has delicious food. Quiet, peaceful, charming and beautiful place. We're pleased to call ourselves regulars now, and shall certainly keep returning.

F&G, Glasgow

We loved our week staying here. A little quirky, artie and very beautiful. Marzina kept us well informed with details of the place and how to get there, and Ali was on hand when we needed anything, but only when we asked - all beautifully discreet and private. You really need a car to stay here, but once here, it's hard to pull oneself away. Fantastic views from the Torretto, gorgeous walks through the village and forest, and our best chilled out holiday for years. We are already planning our return visit - can't say better than that!

Beverley, Oxford

Our stay at the Appartemente del Conte was wonderful from start to finish. Marzina, Tiziana and Ali took excellent care of us, and we appreciated the little extra touches (coffee, eggs and milk all ready and waiting on arrival, along with some excellent local olive oil for us to try). The apartment has lots of old rustic charm and has clearly seen centuries of life but was spotlessly clean and comfy. The pool and garden were fabulous, and we urge every future guest to eat downstairs at the excellent restaurant, Cucine del Borgo. The Borgo, Roccantica and Sabina Hills gave us a magical holiday.

F&G, Glasgow

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Marzina Marzetti

  • The Borgo is marked by history throughout the centuries and is renowned for its interesting architecture, which is proudly preserved. The elegance and luxury of the residence and the enchanting nature of the Sabina countryside blend together harmoniously.
  • The ancient kitchens of the palace now host the LE CUCINE DEL BORGO restaurant; a unique setting given the charm of the surroundings and the panoramic view over the green, unspoilt valley below, still well away from busy tourist routes. Menu 25-35€.
  • During the summer months there is usually a fête of some sort on in different villages across Sabina, often two nearby on the same day, due to a lack of communication and traditional rivalry between neighbouring village.
  • Rome is easily reached by train in 45/50 mins from Poggio Mirteto station -15 mins away with free parking. €9.30 for a day ticket covering the train, metro and all buses in the city -
  • The hot mineral Spa at Viterbo is a favourite with visitors, as is the old papal town itself, whereas a visit to the waterfall at Marmore could be combined with a visit to the Franciscan monastery at Greccio.
  • The fascinating "monster" park at Bomarzo is about an hour away with gigantic statues and grotesques from the 16th century.