Palazzo Seneca

Umbrian Fairytale

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Norcia, Italy

Palazzo Seneca

Umbrian Fairytale

What it is

A 16th century estate-turned-sumptuous boutique hotel, with a Michelin-starred restaurant, subterranean spa and bucket list experiences for guests.

What it isn't

Corporate. Palazzo Seneca has been owned by the same charming family since 1850, and they welcome guests like famiglia, too.

What we think

If your vision of Umbria includes truffle hunting, whipping up fresh ricotta cheese, and strolls through the lush foothills of Sibillini Mountains National Park, Palazzo Seneca is your ideal stay. The family behind this luxury retreat have thought of unforgettable experiences as well as every luxury a guest might require, so you can be practically guaranteed your best trip to Italy ever. Guest rooms look like they were designed for “Under the Umbrian Sun,” with their locally carved four post beds, exposed ceiling beams and gauzy curtains that billow in the breeze. And the beauty is truly in the details here: desks lined in Italian leather in nearby Marche; chairs inspired by the ‘Cardinal’ seats used in the Vatican; bathrooms lined in ecru marble…shall we go on? The Junior Suites may be our favorite, thanks to 16th century antique furniture, sitting areas, and outsized 409 square foot floor plans.

You're here because

It’s a member of Relais & Châteaux, so you know it’s fabulous. Plus, the subterranean spa is the type of place you fantasize about after a stressful week, with stone hut tubs, a Turkish bath, and holistic shiatsu massages.

The Moment

Michelin-starred restaurants are taken to another level in Italy, and that’s exactly what you find in the elegant dining room at Vespasia. And the fact that the hotel restaurant is ardently sustainable makes your locally sourced dinner—salmon trout tartare from the Nerra river in smoked butter; wild boar with San Massimo risotto—taste even better.

Restaurants & Bars

Ristorante Vespasia - Michelin starred restaurant serving local cuisine


Tucked within the ancient village of Norcia, just over two hours drive from Rome.

Via Cesare Battisti, 10/12
Norcia, 06046
PG, Italy

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