Palazzo Seneca

Via Cesare Battisti 12, Norcia, Italy
24 Rooms
Traditional Elegance & Secluded
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

The mountain town of Norcia is one of Umbria’s cultural treasures; the birthplace of St. Benedict, it’s a beautifully preserved relic, with Roman vestiges alongside Gothic and Renaissance elements. Palazzo Seneca dates back to the 16th century, and it’s been a hotel for over a century now. It might have been able to get by on sheer history alone, but the latest generation of its owning family have improved it to a level that’s commensurate with high-end luxury hotels in much larger cities — all without sacrificing any of its deeply historical character.

The rooms are all different, combining contemporary and antique furnishings with original architecture in classic Italian style. They vary widely in size and layout, as in any historical hotel worth its salt, from the relatively cozy Romantic rooms to the 50-square meter Suite, which contains the Seneca family’s antique writing desk among its furnishings.

A small but lovely spa occupies the house’s underground vault, and features a chromotherapy tub as well as a Turkish bath and sauna. The crown jewel, however, has got to be Vespasia, the restaurant, where restaurateurs Vincenzo and Federico Bianconi and chefs Fabio Capiello and Fumiko Sakai have been rewarded for their artistry with a Michelin star.

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Palazzo Seneca
Via Cesare Battisti 12, Norcia, Italy

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Free parking
  • Valet parking
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Business center
  • Bikes available
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Shuttle service

Need to Know

  • Small pets are allowed for an additional fee of 10 EUR per night.
  • The Vespasia restaurant is open only for dinner with weekly closing on Wednesdays. compulsory advance booking is required with choice of menu by 8 pm of the previous day
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 11:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Conserves energy when rooms are empty
  • Uses renewable energy
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastics
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Reduces food waste
  • Sources wine from organic and biodynamic vineyards
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Actively supports the needs of the local community
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage

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