Palazzo Seneca

Norcia, Italy

Virtuoso Amenities

For 2020 & 2021:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Buffet breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay, booking at restaurant is mandatory (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Complimentary Valet parking
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
PROPERTY SIZE: 24 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Indigenous
VIBE: Casual
Adventure Local Immersion Wellness

Palazzo Seneca

Address:
Via Cesare Battisti 10
Norcia, 06046
Italy
Nearest Airport:
Sant Egidio (PEG)
62 mi / 99 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • 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

Services

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


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


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

About Us

Palazzo Seneca - At Home in an Umbrian Palace

A house in an Umbrian palace: this is the atmosphere you live in in this charming residence of the sixteenth century, that re-opens its doors 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. Please do not call us “hotel”.

Read more about Palazzo Seneca in our brochure.

The Bianconi Family

Our family has handed down the passion for hospitality and foodservice from father to son. The Palazzo Seneca project represents the evolution of 150 years tradition, of our studies, experiences and researches carried out throughout Italy and worldwide. A house in an Umbrian Palace, this is not a slogan, it is rather a way of thinking, projecting, hosting, living this elegant residence of the sixteenth century.

Rooms

Our rooms combine generosity and love for details. Materials, shapes and noble colours give each room and each suite a personal and exclusive charm . Tradition, in perfect harmony with environment and service, will satisfy all your expectations. In all our rooms an exclusive comfort is provided by the famous Italian-made “Simmons” mattresses, among the best in the world, with one-by-one paper wrapped up springs and an extra small mattress to provide the best comfort. The lamps have been produced by the same company that has provided the lighting of the San Remo festival for years, according to Architect A. Lerwill Bowen’s design. Some paintings have been realized on late 1800 jutes used by the local bakers to leaven bread after long and exciting research, others represent nonfigurative photos taken by a local artist, others belong to the Bianconi family’s collection and show Norcia’s history. In order to let you feel at home, you will be able to prepare yourselves the herb tea that better suits your taste in the privacy of your own room, using your own tea-pot.

Restaurant

The creation of this restaurant represents a gesture of love to our land. In this special environment, in harmony with nature and seasons, we wish to tell you a new gastronomic tradition of Norcia, made of taste, territory, research and innovation.

Wellness

In the basement of the palace, a mystic silence wraps up the wellness rooms. Ceilings with barrel and groin vaults and old stone floors ideally frame the Sibilla room, where you can enjoy a massage, or the rest room, where you can sip a herb tea made with herbs from the Monti Sibillini National Park. The stone hydro-massage bath for 6 people in a private room is next to the Turkish bath and sauna.

Best of the Best

Palazzo Seneca in Umbria is much more than a hotel stay. You’ll be cosseted 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.

Advisor Tip

From the point of arrival to the point of departure, the Bianconi family and their staff treat guests like their family. –Nick Cutrone Andover, New Jersey

Health & Safety

Post-COVID19: Our commitment to your Safety (read the entire document on our website)

  • The Social distancing includes refraining from hugging, kissing or shaking hands with guests and staff. It means to keep a distance of at least one meter and avoid anyone who coughs or sneezes.·
  • The Hand hygiene involves frequent and thoroughly cleaning with soap and water or with an alcoholic solution. You should also avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Hand disinfection is indicated after the exchange of objects (e.g. documents, money, credit cards) with guests.·
  • The Respiratory hygiene involves covering your mouth and nose with an elbow or a folded handkerchief when coughing or sneezing. The used tissue must be immediately disposed of in a container with a lid.

In addition to the directives, Palazzo Seneca has developed the following points:

1. The Safety and the staff training: The staff is informed of the measures to be taken to protect their own health and that of the Guests like, per example, the use of PPE (personal protection equipment) and is able to illustrate them following management information and training briefings. Therefore, in addition to the equipment recommended by the various authorities, Palazzo Seneca is implementing the following initiatives: 1. Before opening, a complete mechanical sanitization will be carried out. 2. The staff will self-check their body temperature at the beginning of each shift with a note in a daily diary (respecting the rules on sensitive data). 3. All staff will be insured for any consequences related to Covid-19.

2. The Safety of our Guests: The safety of our Guests is our primary objective to permit the peaceful and relaxing stay at Palazzo Seneca. The following measures go in this direction and are implemented on the basis of daily experience:

  • Before opening, a complete mechanical sanitization will be carried out.
  • All Guests will be asked to self-check their temperature, with the possibility of being subjected to temperature measurement with a special thermometer, to answer the simple questions of the "Guest Health Questionnaire" and to respect the distances and rules that guarantee safety of the Guests and the Staff, through panels positioned in the common areas and before the elevator.
  • The invitation to use the lift only one person at a time or per family. The elevator buttons and all the elements that come into repeated contact with the Guests (handles, handrails) will be cleaned at regular intervals according to the level of use.·
  • The presence of a decontaminating carpet at the entrance of the hotel.
  • The air conditioning systems will be cleaned by a specialized company.

3. The Management of the common areas: The common areas such as the Hall, the reception area and the breakfast room will receive a greater and constant attention to sanitization to ensure the full well-being of the Guests. Here are some actions that we have decided to implement: For the disinfection of the floors in the reception area, in the Sala del Camino and in the room in front of the Library, it will be carried out with water and PMC detergent and more frequently as the flow of guests increases. The same cleaning for the furniture and all surfaces. For the cleaning of sofas, armchairs and seats, we will proceed according to practice, using detergents suitable for the different types of material treated, in compliance with the indications of the suppliers. At the Reception there will be a panel and a horizontal sign with an indication of keeping the interpersonal distance of at least 1 meter and will be equipped with a dispenser with disinfectant hand solution. In the Library area, books should be consulted only after wearing disposable gloves and an alcohol-based sanitizing napkin is available near the computer in the common area near the reception. In the Breakfast Room, the breakfast buffet is replaced by a breakfast served at the table by the room staff wearing a mask and/or gloves. In addition, the tables are arranged so that the distance between the back of one chair and that of another is greater than one meter (except for families or people who share the same room).

4. In the rooms: The cleaning services, already very rigorous in our company practice, have been enhanced. The procedures have been revised and adapted using PMC detergents suitable for the different types of material treated. Moreover: In each room, a free Welcome Kit is provided containing a hand disinfectant gel, a disposable surgical mask and a wet wipe for surfaces.It is the guest's right to request that cleaning staff will not enter the room during their stay.·

  • The rooms will be aired before cleaning.·
  • The simultaneous presence of several employees in the same room is avoided; in any case, during the cleaning of the rooms the Guest must not be present; sanitizing of frequently touched objects, such as handles and switches.·
  • All surfaces that may have been contaminated with respiratory secretions or other body fluids from infected people (toilets, sinks, bathtubs, ect) will be disinfected with a sodium hypochlorite solution.·
  • Used laundry will be placed in special laundry bags marked and handled with care to avoid raising of dust and the potential contamination of the surrounding surfaces to be then treated and sanitized.The waste bins will be equipped with a bag so to empty it without coming into contact with the contents.·
  • The cleaning staff were instructed on the use of PPE and on hand hygiene immediately after the removal of personal protective equipment and at the end of the cleaning and disinfection work.·
  • The keys and TV remote controls will be sanitized and placed in a special sealed bag.·
  • In the rooms, water kettles and all objects of mixed use such as information folders and / or pens have been eliminated. The internal directory is available at the Reception via QRcode.

Sustainability

WE CARE ABOUT OUR DESTINATION

2019 Italian Sustainable Tourism Award: "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". 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. With Virtuoso Sustainability project, Palazzo Seneca promotes the quality of life.

Location

Address
Via Cesare Battisti 10
Norcia, 06046
Italy
Nearest Airport
Sant Egidio (PEG), 62 Miles / 99 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Romantic

Romantic room

Comfortable nests that overlook the roofs of Norcia’s old town centre. Some are furnished with totally interlocking four-poster beds in wrought iron, as in the old times. Writing desks fully covered with leather realized by leather craftsmen from Marche. “Cardinal” style chairs, the same used in the Vatican, strictly produced in Umbria. Umbrian cotto and prestigious marbles in the bathrooms.

**Next applicable upgrade category - Deluxe

  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Non-Smoking

Deluxe

Deluxe room

Intimacy is the added value of Palazzo Seneca. Some rooms are furnished with four-poster beds in wrought iron, as in the old times. Others are provided with wooden bed- heads sculptured by the skilled hands of Umbrian craftsmen who work on restorations in the centre of Italy. Writing desks fully covered with leather realized by leather craftsmen from Marche. “Cardinal” style chairs, the same used by the Cardinals during their meetings in the Vatican, strictly produced in Umbria.

**Next applicable upgrade category - Superior

  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Non-Smoking

Superior

Superior room

Wide and fascinating, simply elegant. The hall next to the wardrobe reminiscence of ancient trunks, with leather-covered doors. Some are furnished with four-poster beds in wrought iron, as in the old times. Others are provided with writing desks completely covered with leather realized by leather craftsmen from Marche. “Cardinal” style chairs, the same used by Cardinals in the Vatican during their meetings, strictly produced in Umbria. Some others include writing desks dating back to 1500-1700 belonging to the Seneca family.

**Next applicable upgrade category - Junior Suite

  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Internet Access
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Junior Suite

Junior suite

An unforgettable experience. Some with four-poster beds in old wood, some with carved wood bed-heads, all sculptured with great ability by Umbrian craftsmen who co-operate with important restorations in the centre of Italy. Some suites have unique antique pieces, wardrobes and secretaires manufactured in 1500-1700, belonging to the Seneca family, that have been skilfully restored. The floors are of great elegance, realized in old oak, while in the bathrooms black granite (meteor) has been used.

**Next applicable upgrade category - Suite

  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Internet Access
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Suite

Suite

The bed is made with wooden, twisted columns sculptured with undisputed skill by Umbrian craftsmen that will surely enchant you. The antique secretaire, belonging to the Seneca family, has been remarkably restored. Wooden floors made of ancient oak, while in the bathrooms elegant and precious black granite (meteor) has been used. Everything makes you think of a timeless ambience of unique elegance.

**Next applicable upgrade category - N/A

  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Internet Access
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Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Adventure, Local Immersion, Wellness
Vibe Casual
Room Style Indigenous
Number of Rooms 24
Check-In Time 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time 11:30 AM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Please inquire.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

Reservation must be guaranteed with a credit card.

The hotel could make a pre-authorization on the credit card inserted to guarantee the reservation.

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 18:00 two days before the arrival date.

In case of cancellation after this deadline an amount equal to the cost of the first night will be charged.

In case of no-show or early departure the cost of the entire stay will be charged.

Accepted Forms of Payment

MasterCard, Visa, BankameriCard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB

Terms & Conditions

Hotel seasonal closing dates: January 7th - February 20th, 2020 included

Restaurant Vespasia closing dates: January 7th - April 4th, 2020 included



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Virtuoso Amenities

For 2020 & 2021:

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

By: Kfaustin


Reviewed on: 19 May 2019

We so enjoyed our stay at Palazzo Seneca. The hotel itself is beautiful, had all the amenities she could want and all the staff were so friendly and efficient. The rooms were well appointed too. We were pleasantly surprised to find a Michelin star restaurant on site. Regardless of whether the restaurant had a star or not, I can say that we received exceptional food and exceptional service at a very reasonable price. We were lucky enough to be there on Friday and got to have an aperitivo with the chef, a weekly event. Meeting the chef was a treat and it immediately became clear how much he cares about what he does...and it shows in his food. Overall, our stay was a wonderful experience!!
Travel Advisor:  Anne Bluntzer
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