A warm welcome from Alberto and Diana was followed by a freshly baked cake, milk, cereal and other supplies in the larder. Diana is a fountain of information on Spoleto and places to visit in Umbria.
We stayed in Suite Archie. It's a beautiful converted stone stable with a lovely array of antiques. It's part of an old castle built by the Duke of Spoleto to help defend his realm. The suite includes a table on the patio for outdoor dining and access to the incredible view of the valley below.
Alberto beams as he shares photos of the ruins that he has restored over the past 25 years. He knowledge of the area and it's history were amazing.
The location provides a great home base for day trips to Spoleto, Piano Grande, Norcia, Montefalco, Assisi, Bevagnia and other places in Umbria.
Overall, our week-long stay made us feel like personal guests of Alberto and Diana, rather than renters of an apartment.