Wow. Just wow. The Guesthouse Runcini was a truly spectacular travel experience. I have travelled a great deal, and this is definitely one of those special places that I would like to return to again and again. Doda is a perfect host, and provided everything (and more) to make our stay comfortable. The 1,000-year old guest house has been beautifully restored and decorated with an artist's keen eye. The guesthouse is in a tiny medieval village, which Doda's husband has been restoring over many years. Although the village church is over 500 years old, many of the frescoes are in tact and the rest has been restored by expert hands. You won't regret making your way to this special place!
This was a great place to spend a week. Enzo is VERY knowledgeable about the area (he's lived in the Terni area all his life) and is incredibly accommodating in helping you get settled in. If you stay for a week, you get a free hiking tour with your stay. I presume most people choose the Marmore Waterfalls, as we did. It was well worth it, if for nothing else to hear him explain the history.
It's set up in the mountains in a quaint little village. The people are friendly and the house is really quite homey. Enzo provides you with everything you need to just relax or even make your own meals. In the week we stayed we were able to make the following day trips with ease:
Road trip to Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini
A nature reserve
Small town festival in Piediluco
A hike to Umbriano- deserted mountain top town
Definately a place to check out, especially for the price.