Palazzo Seneca, Norcia Umbria


  • The breakfast buffet is a great reason to get up in the mornings.
  • Immerse yourself with Italian art and history in the hotel’s wonderfully displayed library
  • Timeless design that combines contemporary and history into a sophisticated hotel experience
  • Famous for its truffles, lentils, boar sausages and ham, Norcia is the place to visit for gastronomy fans

Hotel Description


Palazzo Seneca is located in the historical town of Norcia, south west of the region of Umbria. Founded by the Sabines on the great fertile Santa Scolastica plain, on the foothills of the Sibillini Mountains.


24 rooms beautifully designed to reflect Umbrian artisan craftsmanship. Mixing antiques from the region to bespoke furniture and fabrics, all made with natural materials. You will also see a lot of contemporary pieces or art reproductions, inspired by the Umbrian artist, Alberto Burri – one of the most important interpreters of art in the 20th century.


Palazzo Seneca was built in the 16th century by a skilled family of wood carvers. Inside you can find a large stone fireplace of the 16th century, with the original family crest on top above. Over the centuries, the ownership changed hands many times, and was also severely damaged in the 1997 earthquake.  But in 2008, it reopened under new ownership as a hotel following a renovation period of seven years, at a cost of €8 million.


Restaurant Vespasia offers exquisite  dining using all the gastronomic delights that Norcia is famous for.  Dishes including ingredients such as black truffles, lentils, prociutto are masterfully prepared in a delicately creative way, adding a touch of sophistation and beauty to Umbrian cuisine.


Step unground into the hotel’s stone cellars, and you will find a wellness experience that uses the natural elements of Umbria to rejuvenate mind and body. Ingredients such as olive oil, rosemary, cinnamon and sage are used to to create deeply relaxing aromatherapy massage treatments.


Free Wifi in guest rooms and public areas.


Palazzo Seneca offers a fabulous buffet breakfast offering freshly-squeezed juices, home-made breads and cakes as well as local Norcia ham and ricotta cheeses.  There is also a hot breakfast menu on request.


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