Palazzo Seneca is a lovely Relais & Châteaux hotel that is the true essence of Umbrian hospitality, and which was awarded Virtuoso Hotel of the Year 2017. Owned by the impeccable Bianconi family, the Palazzo Seneca is a warm and inviting grand “home” with just 24 rooms,from which to visit this very special part of Umbria.
Palazzo Seneca is located in the medieval walled city of Norcia, a destination well known for its natural beauty and its prized black truffles. I would recommend exploring Norcia and its spectacular surroundings by slowing one’s pace to match the life of the locals. Stroll the town’s charming streets, stop to taste the delectable prosciutti, salumi and pecorino for which the town is famous.
Take a drive to the spectacular mountains that surround Norcia and the ancient villages dotting the countryside. There is much to do and experience in this Umbrian land but don’t leave Norcia without a truffle hunting excursion into the hills with an expert guide and his astute dogs. Don’t miss the moving chanting by the local Benedictine monks every evening at 7:45pm. Both these experiences will connect you to Norcia and the Palazzo Seneca, which with its genuine hospitality will leave you wanting to return.
Highlights of Palazzo Seneca include:• Family operated boutique 24 room hotel• Take a half day truffle hunting excursion• Don’t miss a visit to the Benedictine Abbey in the center of town, particularly for the evening chanting. Try their beer, it’s very good• A dinner at Michelin Star restaurant, Vespasia is an absolute MUST• Cooking lessons at the Bianconi home are a very special treat• The wellness center at Palazzo Seneca is small but thoughtfully organized and the spa treatments are amazing• The nearby Monti Sibillini National Park has numerous activities for families such as rafting, hiking and mountain biking
"From the point of arrival to the point of departure, the Bianconi family and their staff treat guests like their family." N.C. - Vista Travel
“The Bianconi family doesn’t just own a lovely hotel. They are beautiful people indeed, who care for others less fortunate, love the land where they were born, and take good care it.” J.K. - Renshaw Travel
“ WOW! That’s all I can say about our experience at Palazzo Seneca. What a great property! We enjoyed everything about it! The setting, wonderful food, the accommodations, the fun experiences, the staff, and all of your incredible hospitality. It was tops! ” C.C. - Chad Clark Travel Ventures
Palazzo Seneca in Norcia has been awarded the 2019 Italian Sustainable Tourism Award by TRI the government tourism agency founded with the aim of promoting a culture of responsibility in tourism. Respect for the environment, biodiversity, culture and local communities are all fundamental values of responsible tourism, and Palazzo Seneca is a worthy winner of the award which claimed: “Palazzo Seneca has embraced the mission of ensuring a rational and lasting development of the area, with the awareness that the destination in which it is located must be appreciated and valued in order to be passed on to future generations”.
www.palazzoseneca.comGDS Code: WBVia Cesare Battisti, 12 06046 Norcia (PG) - Umbria, ItalyTel +39 0743 817434, Fax +39 0743 817342Reservations:firstname.lastname@example.org
Federico and Vincenzo Bianconi are the epitome of Italian country gentlemen. They are erudite, dapper and infinitely rooted to the land of their ancestors. That land is Norcia in Umbria and both Federico and Vincenzo are passionately committed to their culture and communicating its values and charms to the rest of the world. These two men, together with their families and ancestors, are synonymous with Norcia, having operated various hospitality businesses in this beautiful medieval town since 1850. Palazzo Seneca was the dream of Federico and Vincenzo and they made it come true. Today, these gentlemen see it as their mission to welcome guests from all over the world and infecting them with a love for Norcia. I know, they did it to me. Once you meet the Bianconi’s and their special brand of hospitality you will become a huge fan. Then, falling in love with Norcia and its surrounding countryside is very easy. It is simply enchanting. Allow Federico and Vincenzo to be your hosts at Palazzo Seneca and Norcia. They will arrange for everything; truffle hunting, cooking lessons, trekking in the mountains, Prosciutto and pecorino tastings. In these hills, everybody knowsthese two brothers and they can open all doors.
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