Located in a historic building just a few meters from the historic center of Norcia, near the enchanting Sibillini National Park, the Relais & Chateaux Palazzo Seneca, comfortable and elegant accommodation and a small wellness center.
Palazzo Seneca History
Palazzo Seneca was built in the 16th century by the homonymous family originally from Piedivalle, a town near Preci, whose inhabitants were famous as skilled wood carvers. Among their works the wooden choir inside the Basilica of San Benedetto, which no longer exists in the church, and the choir of the abbey of Sant 'Eutizio.
Inside there is a large stone fireplace from the 16th century with the family crest at the top, which depicts a bar in the middle of which a compass is placed, under which you can see three roses. Compass and bar are symbol of the artisan guilds of belonging. Palazzo Seneca was the first hotel in Norcia and among the first in Umbria, having been in operation since the early 1900s. Over time, the residence underwent several changes but still maintains the characteristics of the vaulted rooms of the sixteenth century on the ground floor.
The structure underwent an important restoration following the earthquake of 1997 which ended with the reopening in June 2008 returning to being one of the most beautiful monuments in Norcia. Palazzo Seneca is considered a highly seismic-safe building.
In this exceptional historical setting, hospitality is warm and familiar, ideal for relaxing holidays. Rooms with romantic four-poster beds in wrought iron and luxury accessories, a lounge often animated by live jazz music in the private garden are the main spaces of the complex, where the timeless atmosphere is combined with elements of contemporary design.