Palazzo Seneca

Norcia, Italy
Nearest Airport
Sant Egidio (PEG) - 62 mi/99 km
  • Adventure
  • Local Immersion
  • Wellness
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Via Cesare Battisti 10
Norcia, 06046

Palazzo Seneca in Umbria is much more than a hotel stay. You’ll be pampered in a 16th-century palace that has been under the loving care of the Bianconi family since 1850. Restored by local artisans, this stately home welcomes you with 24 individually appointed rooms; farm-to-table cuisine utilizes fresh herbs from the garden and pecorino cheese aged in the cellar. Peruse ancient texts in the library or play tennis; with activities that include Umbrian cooking classes, visits to restaurant suppliers, horseback riding, rafting, and truffle hunting all year long, you’ll never lack things to do.

Virtuoso Amenities:

For 2022:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Buffet breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom
  • $100USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


To secure a promotion, contact your travel advisor.
  • Foodies destination!

    Valid for Travel Now Through 31 Dec 2022

    A worldwide destination for black truffle hunting all year round, Norcia is also well-known for its typical sausages, cheese and organic vegetables from the National Park like lentils, spelt, roveja and more...

    Come and discover the origins and secrets of the old art of Norcineria. You can choose to visit the pig farm of one of the most excellent local producers and discover the story and technique of meat processing. A fanciful tasting of cold cuts will follow (prices on request).

    And, get 10% reduction at local gastronomy shop in town, Brancaleone da Norcia!

  • Our Sustainable Approach - We Care About Our Destination

    Valid for Travel Now Through 31 Dec 2022

    "Palazzo Seneca has embraced the mission of ensuring a rational and lasting development of the area, with the awareness that the territory in which it is inserted must be appreciated and valued in order to be passed on to future generations", according to the 2019 Italian Sustainable Tourism Award.

    Palazzo Seneca is a responsible hotel project for safeguarding the environment, making guests’ stay eco-sustainable without sacrificing comfort, luxury and exclusivity. From sustainable electric autonomy to the choice of eliminating the use of plastic for staff and guests. From the use of seasonal ingredients for the kitchen to the close collaboration with suppliers participating in eco- certification programs. Action towards the local community is also a key aspect for the property and guests are encouraged to know and purchase locally. Within Virtuoso’s Sustainability project, Palazzo Seneca promotes the quality of life.


    Valid for Travel Now Through 31 Dec 2022

    Three world famous high-level Hotels join hands to create this rare Itinerary based on Culinary Experiences in their destinations, exclusively for the Virtuoso Culinary Community! Starting from Hotel Byron located on the Tuscany seaside, going down to Il Falconiere R&C in the unique rolling hills in the south part of the region and finishing with Palazzo Seneca R&C in the green heart of Italy, Umbria. If your clients arrive in Rome, you can consider this itinerary the other way round!

    These three properties decided to collaborate to propose a different and experiential way of living Italian gastronomy – off the beaten path focusing on sustainable tourism, meeting the local community, supporting local products and developing a high level of gastronomy celebrated in their Michelin star restaurants.

    Palazzo Seneca R&C and its Black Truffle Hunting: Immerse into an exclusive and engaging experience to keep an indelible memory of a holiday in Umbria, in the Centre of Italy. The truffle quarry is enriched with art of ricotta making. In addition to the suggestive walk in search of "black gold" in the National Park, our trusted cheesemaker will show and reveal all the secrets and the process of preparing its special ricotta - and not in his laboratory but outdoors and in the midst of nature! A unique, not-to-be-missed experience available all year long, typical and genuine at the same time! Enjoy also a picnic in the forest and be pampered by tasting typical local products.

    Hotel Byron and its Cheese Experience: Enjoy an exclusive visit to a private dairy farm to fully understand each step in the process of transforming milk into cheese and ending with a tasting of the finished product. The world of cheese has a very strong link with our territory; through cheeses you’ll understand several facets of the local culture. Live an exclusive and unforgettable gourmet experience: take a table under the Tuscan stars, overlook the pool and taste the gastronomic cuisine of our Michelin-starred Chef Cristoforo Trapani.

    Relais il Falconiere R&C and its Tuscan Cooking Classes: Our classes celebrate traditional Tuscan recipes designed by Silvia Baracchi, Michelin Star chef and owner of Relais& Chateaux Il Falconiere & Spa. You will learn to cook authentic Tuscan cuisine in focused, spirited classes in our residential style kitchen, using local ingredients personally selected by the chef following strict criteria of health and the ethical use of the land. Following your cooking class you will enjoy a seated, served Lunch or dinner in our charming dining room, in which we will enjoy the food you have prepared. When you walk through the front door of our kitchen, you are walking into a house. It doesn’t matter what level you are, just come along and enjoy the experience!

    Do not hesitate to contact each hotel to organise a real unique holiday for your clients in 2022 and 2023!

At the Hotel


  • Air Conditioning
  • Business Center
  • Children's Programs
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Culinary Program
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Michelin Star Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Babysitting Services
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Room Service
  • Wakeup Calls


  • Bicycle Rental
  • Fitness Center
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool
  • Sauna
  • Spa

In Your Room

  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers


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    Hotel & Restaurant Vespasia opening date: 2022, April 1st

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