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Palazzo Seneca Relais & Chateaux

Via Cesare Battisti, 12, 06046 Norcia (Perugia), Umbria, Italy

Love at First Sight

At home in an Umbrian palace – this is the atmosphere you will find in this charming 16th-centuty mansion in Norcia, in the heart of Umbria. A fusion of design and tradition, simplicity and quality: this is the secret of this elegant project promoted and realized by Vincenzo and Federico Bianconi, the last generation of a family that has been offering Hospitality and Catering 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. Please don’t consider us a simple hotel!

Romance

In late spring (second half of June) the great plain of Castelluccio di Norcia becomes the stage for a particular natural phenomenon called "The Flowering" after the simultaneous flowering of dozens of different floral species, an incredible mosaic of colours breaking the chromatic monotony of the grazing lands and able to fill eyes and heart.This is a real emotion, a magic place where men and nature blend themselves and find their harmony. And, just a few meters from the main square in Norcia, in the basement of the Palazzo Seneca Relais & Châteaux, a mystic silence surrounds the rooms of the Wellness Centre. Cross-vaulted ceilings and ancient stone floors are the perfect frame for your peace. The intimacy of the Sala Sibilla is reserved for couples, with massage beds and a design hot tub with chromo-therapy in which to relax and experience romantic moments.

Your Stay

Your stay will be surrounded by nature and accompanied by great food. In the really heart of the Sibillini National Park, spend your holiday enjoying extraordinary outdoor experiences such as rafting, canoeing, mountain biking, hiking, paragliding. This unique destination will help you to reconnect with nature and with the inner part of yourself for a romantic and adventurous holiday.

What to Do

Learn how to make honey or cheese, search for delicious black truffles, or enjoy fantastic tasting sessions!

Cooking School - Try an unusual experience and discover the flavours and the local specialties such as the Black Truffle, legumes, Charcuterie, and the genuine products of the Sibillini Mountains. With the help of our chef, you will learn for yourself how to mix together these raw foods of absolute quality, enjoying the end results!

Truffle Hunting - Discover Norcia, kingdom of the Black Truffle in the heart of Umbria. Thanks to the extraordinary experience of Truffle Hunting all year round, take on the role of a real hunter and search for truffles in the woods of the Sibillini National Park together with an experienced truffle hunter and his hounds!

Local Manufacturers - Visit the businesses and shops of the area’s top producers to discover first-hand the culinary excellence of Norcia! Charcuterie factories, farms, cheese plants, honey producers and much more are waiting for you!

Tasting of local specialties - Try a special selection of typical products from Norcia like ham, salami or cheese, all to be enjoyed at the restaurant “Vespasia”, awarded with 1 Michelin star, and combined to a wide selection of wines and beers!

Visit our local producers - If you are curious about our dishes or some ingredients we use and you want to find out where they come from, we will be happy to accompany you to discover our special producers in the area (charcuterie, honey, cheese, etc.).

Oil Tasting - Let yourself be guided by the staff of Palazzo Seneca in the tasting of the various pressings of the typical Umbrian extra virgin olive oils. All this in a typical mill in Montefalco, where you can learn all about the life cycle of the olive.

Wine tasting - About 30 minutes' drive from Palazzo Seneca you will discover Montefalco, the most important wine area of Umbria. There are several wineries that we have selected for you, from the most famous to the most hidden, going through biodynamic wineries as well. We are ready to plan a day out for you with our driver or to provide you with all the addresses for a trip in complete autonomy.

The Food of Love

The Vespasia restaurant conveys harmony, quietness. Here innovation meets tradition treating it with respect as a child must have with a father. Everything at Vespasia tells this land, style, colors and flavors are sober but at the same time intense. The details always make the difference, for this they have been treated with great love and attention. In the recipes of Vespasia there is elegance, research, tradition, creativity and professional ethics. Colors, aromas and local flavors want to transport those who taste them on a journey to discover this land, full of exceptional products, great history, sobriety and love for good and healthy things. All this to make this evening memorable.

    Accommodation:
  • Boutique Hotel
  • Historic Building
  • Hotel
  • Palace
  • Unusual/Unique Property
    Setting:
  • Hills & Mountains
  • Nature Reserve
  • River
  • Town/Village
  • Vineyard
    Hotel features:
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Heli Pad
  • Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
  • Luxury Car Hire
  • Private Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
Recommended for:
  • Active & Sporty
  • Adventurous
  • Climbing High
  • Culinary Classes
  • Destination Dining
  • Exclusive
  • Fine Dining
  • Food & Wine Tours
  • Health & Wellness
  • Luxury
  • Natural Wonders
  • Private Tours
  • Romantic Dinner
  • Tasting Experiences

Romantic Breaks

Amazing Foody Experience
Amazing Foody Experience

2 nights stay in a luxury room - full buffet breakfast each morning - One 4 course dinner at…

From £749 per couple

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Culture & Culinary Experience in Umbria
Culture & Culinary Experience in Umbria

2 nights stay in a luxury room

  • full buffet breakfast each morning
  • Tasting of typical local beer produced by…
From £964 per couple

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The Truffle Fair
The Truffle Fair "Nero Norcia" & Unique Gourmet Experience

2 nights stay in a luxury room - full buffet breakfast each morning - Two dinners at Granaro del…

From £868 per couple

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Occasions

Proposals

Amazing Foody Experience
Amazing Foody Experience

2 nights stay in a luxury room - full buffet breakfast each morning - One 4 course dinner at…

From £749 per couple

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Romantic Occasions
Romantic Occasions

2 nights stay in a luxury room - full buffet breakfast each morning - free upgrade upon availability -…

From £775 per couple

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Anniversaries

Adventure Experiences in the National Park of Sibillini Mountains
Adventure Experiences in the National Park of Sibillini Mountains

2 nights stay in a luxury room - full buffet breakfast each morning - One 4 course dinner at…

From £663 per couple

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Romantic Break in Umbria
Romantic Break in Umbria

2 nights stay in a luxury room - full buffet breakfast each morning - free upgrade upon availability -…

From £757 per couple

Package includes 2 night stay

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The Truffle Fair
The Truffle Fair "Nero Norcia" & Unique Gourmet Experience

2 nights stay in a luxury room - full buffet breakfast each morning - Two dinners at Granaro del…

From £868 per couple

Package includes 2 night stay

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Romantic Occasions
Romantic Occasions

2 nights stay in a luxury room - full buffet breakfast each morning - free upgrade upon availability -…

From £775 per couple

Package includes 2 night stay

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Birthdays

Amazing Foody Experience
Amazing Foody Experience

2 nights stay in a luxury room - full buffet breakfast each morning - One 4 course dinner at…

From £749 per couple

Package includes 2 night stay

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Adventure Experiences in the National Park of Sibillini Mountains
Adventure Experiences in the National Park of Sibillini Mountains

2 nights stay in a luxury room - full buffet breakfast each morning - One 4 course dinner at…

From £663 per couple

Package includes 2 night stay

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The Art of cooking classes
The Art of cooking classes

2 nights stay in a luxury room - full buffet breakfast each morning - 2 dinners at the Vespasia…

From £792 per couple

Package includes 2 night stay

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Culture & Culinary Experience in Umbria
Culture & Culinary Experience in Umbria

2 nights stay in a luxury room

  • full buffet breakfast each morning
  • Tasting of typical local beer produced by…
From £964 per couple

Package includes 2 night stay

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Romantic Break in Umbria
Romantic Break in Umbria

2 nights stay in a luxury room - full buffet breakfast each morning - free upgrade upon availability -…

From £757 per couple

Package includes 2 night stay

More Details
The Truffle Fair
The Truffle Fair "Nero Norcia" & Unique Gourmet Experience

2 nights stay in a luxury room - full buffet breakfast each morning - Two dinners at Granaro del…

From £868 per couple

Package includes 2 night stay

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Honeymoons

Amazing Foody Experience
Amazing Foody Experience

2 nights stay in a luxury room - full buffet breakfast each morning - One 4 course dinner at…

From £749 per couple

Package includes 2 night stay

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Adventure Experiences in the National Park of Sibillini Mountains
Adventure Experiences in the National Park of Sibillini Mountains

2 nights stay in a luxury room - full buffet breakfast each morning - One 4 course dinner at…

From £663 per couple

Package includes 2 night stay

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Romantic Occasions
Romantic Occasions

2 nights stay in a luxury room - full buffet breakfast each morning - free upgrade upon availability -…

From £775 per couple

Package includes 2 night stay

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Accommodation

Romantic Room

Cosy and charming nests overlooking the rooftops of the historic town…

Superior room

Intimacy is the added value of Palazzo Seneca. Some rooms are…

Deluxe room

These rooms are spacious, charming and simply elegant. The entrance next…

Junior suite

If you love large spaces and authentic furnishing, the Junior Suite…

Suite

The ideal place for guests who like simple room, where elegance…

Passion Thrillers

Deluxe room

These rooms are spacious, charming and simply elegant. The entrance next…

Junior suite

If you love large spaces and authentic furnishing, the Junior Suite…

Seasonal Offers

The Art of cooking classes
The Art of cooking classes

2 nights stay in a luxury room - full buffet breakfast each morning - 2 dinners at the Vespasia…

From £792 per couple

Package includes 2 night stay

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Culture & Culinary Experience in Umbria
Culture & Culinary Experience in Umbria

2 nights stay in a luxury room

  • full buffet breakfast each morning
  • Tasting of typical local beer produced by…
From £964 per couple

Package includes 2 night stay

More Details
The Truffle Fair
The Truffle Fair "Nero Norcia" & Unique Gourmet Experience

2 nights stay in a luxury room - full buffet breakfast each morning - Two dinners at Granaro del…

From £868 per couple

Package includes 2 night stay

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Romantic Add-Ons

Rafting experience for all ages!
Rafting experience for all ages!

Immerse yourself in an exciting adventure with friends or relatives thanks to this group sport available to everyone! You…

Bottle of typical Sagrantino wine
Bottle of typical Sagrantino wine

Montefalco Sagrantino is a red wine from Umbria, typically powerful and with great depth of flavor. The native black…

Selection of local short cuts and Saint Benedict monks' beer
Selection of local short cuts and Saint Benedict monks' beer

Norcia is known throughout the world for its outstanding culinary and gastronomic specialties. We want to introduce you to…

Wellness center - Sala Sibilla - only for couples!
Wellness center - Sala Sibilla - only for couples!

The intimacy of the Sala Sibilla is reserved for couples, with massage beds and a design hot tub with…

Truffle hunting experience all year round
Truffle hunting experience all year round

Undoubtedly the most well-known and typical activity in Norcia, home of the prestigious black truffle all year round Together…

Typical cooking class with local chef
Typical cooking class with local chef

The cooking school supervised by selected local chefs will lead you to the discovery of the typical Norcia cuisine’s…

Michelin star cooking class
Michelin star cooking class

The cooking school supervised by Michelin star Chef Valentino Palmisano or his brigade will lead you to the discovery…