Has Anyone Ever Tried Borlotto (Borlotti) Beans?

Saw them here: http://www.rareseeds.com/borlotto-bush-or-tongues-of-fire-bean/

And I also saw a video of Charles Dowding shortly mention them. He said good things, but I’m wondering how these compare to Runner Beans and if you had the choice of the two, which would you grow?!

-Ross