Via Cesare Battisti, 12 06046 Nursia (PG) − Italy
A house in an Umbrian palace: this is the atmosphere you live in in this charming residence of the sixteenth century, that become a Luxury Hotel in Norcia, in the heart of Umbria, after a careful restoring.
Fusion of design and tradition, simplicity and quality, this is the secret of this new elegant project promoted and realized by Vincenzo and Federico Bianconi, the last generation of a family who has been offering Hospitality and Foodservice since 1850. The skilled restoration, the research of unique materials and objects, along with the work of the best Umbrian craftsmen, have made Palazzo Seneca a unique destination in its genre.
Palazzo Seneca offer 24 unique rooms, a little SPA with jacuzzi, sauna and steam room and a Gourmet Restaurant to enojoy the rich local gastronomy tradition.
It is the perfect base to discover Norcia, the Sibillini National Park or the most important destinations of Umbria.
Since 1850 our family has been handing down the art of Hospitality and foodservice from father to son. In any of our hotels and restaurants in Norcia the “Spirit of Service” has been our philosophy for 150 years. The “ Spirit of Service” reflects the genuine wish of this family to invest resources, time and energy in making the difference in other people’s life. During these years we have been supporting projects such as the development of the monastery and of the Benedictine monks community; the activities of some local cooperatives that employ disabled youths and with the help of some no-profit partners we are contributing to projects aimed at the improvement of health and infant schools in other countries. We feel we have a role in our community and we want to do our job happily, proud of being able to contribute to make the world better together with You.
Coffee and Tea Service in Your Room
The whole kit is available in Your room and includes several tea and coffee blends, at Your disposal for Your whole stay.
In all the rooms and areas of Palazzo Seneca Internet is available free.
Palazzo Seneca offers a quick and efficient laundry service.
A free parking 350 m. from Palazzo Seneca is at Your disposal.
A complete menu for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks is at Your disposal.
The Bar is situated on the ground floor in the lounge area of Palazzo Seneca. It is open from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm.
Breakfast is served at Palazzo Seneca Lounge on the ground floor, close to the garden, from 7:30 am to 11:00 am. However, we remain at Your disposal even afterwards. All products you will find at the buffet are carefully prepared by our kitchen Staff.
Each room is furnished with a mini bar.
In the Palazzo You will be able to access a Turkish Bath service.
In the wellness area of Palazzo Seneca You will be able to enjoy a fantastic hydro-massage pool.
At our sports centre, 350 m. approx. far from Palazzo Seneca, You will find our sports centre where you will be able to use our pools, both indoor, with glass covering, and outdoor.
Cardio- Fitness Room
In the sports centre You will be able to use our cardio fitness room
In our sports centre tennis courts are at Your disposal.
For those fond of this sport an indoor as well as an outdoor synthetic pitch are available
The gym of our sports centre is equipped with a basketball field.
Outside the sports centre there are two areas equipped for street basketball.
Outside the sports centre a fantastic, modern beach volley area with sea sand.
Bus service to the sport centre
A free bus service provides transport from Palazzo Seneca to our sports centre.
Meetings and Banquets
We can assist you with the organization of unique and special events, starting from the room to the choice of the menu, the audio-vision equipment and even more. We will be able to give your event a personal touch with theme evenings or special accessories.
We can offer an excellent and exquisite catering service. Our staff will be glad to plan an appointment with our Chef to evaluate the range of our offer.
An ice distributor is available at the Bar of Palazzo Seneca
The business centre is available for our guests. It is located in the reception area and is equipped with computers, printers and Internet connection.
Fax, Photocopier, E-mail
Should you be in need of receiving or sending faxes and e-mail, or using a photocopier our personnel will be at your disposal.
Our structure offers various solutions as to meeting rooms.
The library is situated on the ground floor. You can find ancient texts, art and architecture books, Umbrian and Italian culture.
Trips, excursions and activities
The area around Norcia and the Monti Sibillini National Park offers several possibilities of unforgettable excursions and unique activities. The most popular are rafting, cooking schools, workmanship of typical products, searching truffles, horse ridings.
Miniclub e Babysitting
In summer and over the Christmas and Easter period the guests of Palazzo Seneca will have at their disposal a staff who will organize full entertainment programs for Your children.
Horse Riding School
Bianconi sports group includes a fairly new riding school with instructors who will take you around the natural paths near Norcia.
Luggage Shop Service
Surveyed luggage shop is available near the reception area on the ground floor.
Helicopter Transfer Service
It is possible to rent a helicopter for private transfer and trips.
The ideal place for guests who like simple room, where elegance and refinement are clear from every detail. In the hall you will find the antique writing desk of the Seneca family which has been skilfully restored, a comfortable leather sofa and a vanity table for the living area. In the sleeping area a wooden bed with spiral columns carved with indisputable mastery by the Umbrian artisans will leave you breathless. Beauty and comfort: a king-size bed with Simmons mattress with springs individually bagged and memory foam will make your rest a real dream. Ancient oak wood floors and black granite bathrooms (meteor), both of great value. Everything points to a place without time and with unique elegance.
If you love large spaces and authentic furnishing, the Junior Suite in Palazzo Seneca is the right place for you. Antique wooden canopy beds or inlaid wooden headboards, carved with mastery by Umbrian artisans, authors of important works of restoration of works of art in central Italy and Simmons mattresses with springs individually bagged and memory foam will make your rest a real dream. Unique antique pieces, closets and writing desks right from the 16th and 18th centuries belonging to the Seneca family, cleverly restored. In some rooms you will find floors in antique oak wood or traditional terracotta. The bathrooms feature black granite (meteor) or ecru marble, elegant and of high quality. On the walls textural paintings made with jute, the fabric formerly used by bakers for the natural leavening of bread. Make time for a relaxing shower in Room 210. A window will allow you to soak in the sight of the Sibillini National Park while the terrace, which has earned Palazzo Seneca the award of “Best Room with a View” from the magazine “Bell’Italia”, provides a unique view, both for your eyes and for your soul.
These rooms are spacious, charming and simply elegant. The entrance next to the wardrobe is reminiscent of the trunks of old, with leather-covered doors. Some are adorned with wrought iron canopies, as of old, and Simmons mattresses with springs individually bagged and memory foam will make your rest a real dream. Others have desks completely lined in leather by the master tanners from the Marche as well as ‘cardinal’ chairs, the same used in the Vatican for meetings among cardinals, strictly made by Umbrian artisans. Still others have writing desks dating back to the 16th and 18th century, belonging to the Seneca family. On the walls textural paintings made with jute, the fabric formerly used by bakers for the natural leavening of bread. Class and elegance characterize all the bathrooms of the rooms, made with ecru marble.
Intimacy is the added value of Palazzo Seneca. Some rooms are decorated with wrought iron canopies, as of old, while others have wooden headboards carved by the expert hands of the Umbrian artisans, responsible for the restoration of important works of art in central Italy. Simmons mattress with springs individually bagged and memory foam will make your rest a real dream. Writing desks fully lined in leather by the master tanners from the Marche. ‘Cardinal’ chairs, the same used in the Vatican for meetings among cardinals, strictly made by Umbrian artisans. On the walls textural paintings made with jute, the fabric formerly used by bakers for the natural leavening of bread. Class and elegance characterize all the bathrooms of the rooms, made with ecru marble.
Cosy and charming nests overlooking the rooftops of the historic town centre of Norcia. Some rooms are decorated with wrought iron canopies, as of old, while others have wooden headboards carved by the expert hands of the Umbrian artisans. Simmons mattress with springs individually bagged and memory foam will make your rest a real dream. Writing desks fully lined in leather by the master tanners from the Marche. ‘Cardinal’ chairs, the same used in the Vatican for meetings among cardinals, strictly made by Umbrian artisans. Class and elegance characterize all the bathrooms of the rooms, made with ecru marble.
In the basement of the Palazzo Seneca Relais & Châteaux, just a few meters from the main square in Norcia, a mystic silence surrounds the rooms of the Wellness Centre. Cross-vaulted ceilings and ancient stone floors are the perfect frame for your peace. The intimacy of the Sala Sibilla is reserved for couples, with massage beds and a design hot tub with chromo-therapy in which to relax and experience romantic moments. The relaxation area will enthral you with its large mats and the central column from where the vaults that characterize the spa start out. This is the place where, after a rejuvenating massage, you can sip herbal teas and infusions prepared with herbs from the Sibillini National Park. In the humid area, on the other hand, you can find a stone hot tub that fits six while, in the adjacent room, a Turkish bath and a sauna are ready to purify your skin. All these intimate environments, together with the changing area, complete an environment tailored to the well-being of our guests. If your body needs special attention, please say so during your interview with our dedicated staff. The staff of our wellness centre is available to study, together with you, a tailor-made regenerating program to be carried out during your stay, including, if you consider it appropriate, advice on the proper nutrition to follow during this short period.
The “Vespasia” project was created and is operated by Vincenzo and Federico Bianconi, the latest generation of a family of enthusiast restaurateurs, with a tradition that began in the 1850s and continued without interruption. This is a tribute to this land and its immense culinary richness. The restaurant “Vespasia” is located in the Palazzo Seneca Relais & Châteaux, a noble palace dating back to the 1500s in the artistic heart of Norcia, a few steps from the main square of St. Benedict, between the Castle of Vignola and the convent of St. Francis, the latter transformed in recent years into a stylish auditorium. The restaurant “Vespasia” gives out a sense of harmony and peace. Here innovation meets tradition, treating it with respect a child should treat his father. Everything at the “Vespasia” tells the story of this land – style, colours and flavours that are simple but at the same time intense.
Details always make the difference and this is why they were treated with great love and attention. At the “Vespasia” the Guests can even choose their seat between comfortable padded chairs and large leather armchairs, both created by master Umbrian craftsmen. The table can be in the more intimate ‘black’ fireplace room and including wine, candles and wooden furniture, or between the lemon grove and the old stables, overlooking the inner courtyard. When the weather permits, guests can eat outside where, in addition to peace and tranquillity, they can enjoy the view of the towers, bell towers and, in the distance, of the Sibillini Mountains. The scent of aromatic herbs from the garden completes a top-quality location.
But it is at night that the restaurant “Vespasia” expresses its greatest charm. The candles are lit, the lights dimmed, the staff consistently checks that everything is perfect – it’s time for the show! The silverware, the crystal glasses and the spotless table linen are overshadowed as the dishes prepared by the Chef Valentino Palmisano and his staff, the real protagonists of the restaurant “Vespasia”, arrive. The recipes you can taste at the “Vespasia” stand out for their elegance, refinement, tradition, creativity and real professional ethics. Colours, scents and flavours want to carry those who taste them on a journey to discover this land, full of great products, great history, simplicity and love for good and healthy things. Every Saturday night, you can also enjoy the soft notes of live jazz, swing or blues that good musicians reserve for our guests. Everything to make yours a memorable evening.
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From Rome or Florence Highway A1 exit Orte. Follow direction Spoleto. After Spoleto exit Norcia/Cascia and follow Norcia signs during 32 km.
Perugia (Intl) 90 km / Roma Fiumicino (Intl) 180 km.
Spoleto 40 km.