About us...

Guesthouse Runcini was born from the passion and love of Pier, architect and climber, who came here thirty years ago from Rome to climb … love at first sight with this ancient village, which he completed with Doda, giving it a new life.

The project to recover the ancient village of Gabbio has introduced arduous and unprecedented procedures to preserve its integrity, historicity and to make its units totally anti-seismic.

Doda & Pier in their old dwelling...

& the little Federica Aion....

The chapel and the old village of Gabbio


Historical Traces

The pre-Romanesque village of Gabbio (from the Celtic ”Agobio’, meaning ‘place of encounter’) is only a few minutes away from Ferentillo, in Valnerina, in the green Umbria and is situated in a predominant panoramic position in a particularly mild climate. Due to it’s peculiar position the village was of great importance until the XI century.
For the whole period from XI century until the XII century Gabbio was a place of transit and control of merchandises from and to Spoleto. Together with the asserted power of the nearby abbey of San Pietro in Valle, Gabbio grew in it’s military importance of which the remains of the strengthened walls with loo’pholes, courts, arches and the ruins of the towers, testimony.