Palazzo Seneca is located in the medieval walled city of Norcia, a destination well known for its natural beauty and its prized black truffles. I would recommend exploring Norcia and its spectacular surroundings by slowing one’s pace to match the life of the locals. Stroll the town’s charming streets, stop to taste the delectable prosciutti, salumi and pecorino for which the town is famous.
Take a drive to the spectacular mountains that surround Norcia and the ancient villages dotting the countryside. There is much to do and experience in this Umbrian land but don’t leave Norcia without a truffle hunting excursion into the hills with an expert guide and his astute dogs. Don’t miss the moving chanting by the local Benedictine monks every evening at 7:45pm. Both these experiences will connect you to Norcia and the Palazzo Seneca, which with its genuine hospitality will leave you wanting to return.
Highlights of Palazzo Seneca include:
• Family operated boutique 23 room hotel
• Take a half day truffle hunting excursion
• Don’t miss a visit to the Benedictine Abbey in the center of town, particularly for the evening chanting. Try their beer, it’s very good
• A dinner at Michelin Star restaurant, Vespasia is an absolute MUST
• Cooking lessons at the Bianconi home are a very special treat
• The wellness center at Palazzo Seneca is small but thoughtfully organized and the spa treatments are amazing
• The nearby Monti Sibillini National Park has numerous activities for families such as rafting, hiking and mountain biking