Luxury hotel Norcia - Umbria - Ref: NOR

Located in the old town of Norcia, birthplace of St Benedict, the 16th century palazzo, a former private residence, is nowadays one of the world's finest hotels.
Despite the strong 2016 earthquake that put to strain the whole area, the Bianconi family, hoteliers since many generations, continue their mission as ambassadors of Norcia, whose gastronomic and natural heritage is famous worldwide.
Seven years of meticulous renovation has been needed to give back to Palazzo Seneca its former splendour. The owners, Vincenzo and Federico Bianconi, has chosen to co-operate exclusively with local craftsmen and use for the decoration natural materials like hardwood and soft leather to complement the original terracotta floors, the wood panelling, beams and cross-vaulted ceilings.
The result is a stylish and elegant decoration providing a sense of well-being and combining perfectly beautiful antics with modern design. The library offers a collection of antique books. You will appreciate the great hospitality of the family Bianconi, the professionalism and discretion of the staff and their ability to share the passion they have for their region. The distinct atmosphere, the restful living-room with its carved fireplace, the elegant and stylish decoration and the Michelin-starred restaurant along with an exceptional location in the national Park of Mounts Sibillini make this luxury hotel a perfect place to stay in Umbria. The Neapolitan chef, Valentino Palmisano, has acquired a strong background in prestigious restaurants of Asia. His cuisine is deeply rooted in Norcia's local cuisine with an exotic touch; an interesting culinary trip between Naples, Umbria and Japan.
A continental breakfast is served in the delightful dining room whose bay-windows overlook the hilly Umbrian countryside and the lovely garden where guests can enjoy breakfast and have dinner in season. The hearty buffet breakfast consists in homemade pastries, tarts and cakes, local honey, various types of bread, freshly squeezed fruit juice, ricotta, cold cuts from Norcia… All products are carefully selected by the owners for their quality and authenticity.
Norcia, very famous all over Italy for the century-old cured meat tradition, is also renown for the black truffle available all year round, the unspoiled nature and the multicolour blooming in the plain of Castelluccio. We strongly advise you to take part in the activities and excursions in order to discover the know-how of passioned craftsmen, wonderful landscapes, prestigious wines, ancient traditions and an authentic gastronomy. Norcia is ideally located in Umbria to visits middle age towns such as Bevagna, Montefalco, Spoleto, Cascia (where Saint Rita was born), the national parks and the lovely city of Ascoli Piceno in the Marche.

24 rooms luxuriously decorated with a mix of craftsmen and antics furniture; wooden carved or cast-iron beds and leather or antique wood lined desks. The marble bathrooms are spacious and modern. Every room offers different spaces; some of them have a balcony, others a dressing room. All rooms are equipped with bathroom (shower or bathtub), TV, Wi-Fi connection, air conditioning/heating, coffee machine or tea maker, minibar and hair dryer.
The Wellness centre, located in the Palazzo cellars, use natural products and essential oils for the treatments and massages. Free access to the sauna, Turkish bath and jacuzzi is granted to the guests of the hotel.

Key facts

Historic building • Elegance and style • Hospitality – Comfort • Gastronomic restaurant • SPA • Terraces and garden

Useful information

10km National park of Sibylline mountains, 18km Preci, 19km Cascia, 30km Castelluccio di Norcia, 42km Spoleto, 53km Ascoli Pisceno, 65km Bevagna, 97km Perugia
Relais & Châteaux
Rome - 201km  |  Florence - 256km  
Spoleto - 43km
bathroom TV air conditioning safe WIFI bar restaurant 1 star Michelin open from April 7 to December 31 included spa historic centre public car park nearby lift cooking classes disable access bicycles animals accepted
Italian English French Spanish Japanese Chinese
  • • Spa (turkish bath, sauna and Jacuzzi)
  • • Massages and treatments
  • • Cooking classes
  • • Rafting
  • • Hiking
  • • Excursions off the beaten tracks
  • • Wine tasting
December 2019

A beautiful restored palace. Pubic areas are comfortable and cosy, Rooms are nice, comfortable. Room's bathroom are nice and comfortable. Staff and management are welcoming, friendly, most helpful and know a lot about the area and possibilities. Breakfast was great - served in a beautiful breakfast hall with a large selection of dishes and great Italian coffee . Restaurant's waiters are professional and friendly. Restaurant is great. Excellent Italian food with a modern twist. Good wine selection of very good Italian wines. Restaurant chef is friendly and helpful. Any dietary request was answered with good will and a friendly smile. New Years dinner was an unforgettable experience - very creative variety of dishes, each dish was special, many surprise. Tastes and combinations of ingredients and cooking techniques were excellent and surprising. The hotel is areal gem and our vacation was great !
Are you satisfied with the service provided by Hote Italia ? Yes, good dialogue, good understanding of our wishes and very, very good recommendation.

Anonyme, Tel Aviv
May 2019

Comme chaque année, avec HOTE ITALIA, nos séjours en Italie sont merveilleux. Grâce à vos conseils avisés, nous avons découvert l'OMBRIE. Région aux paysages époustouflants. Logés dans un hôtel de caractère, familial, accueillis par un personnel disponible, compétent et, par la famille propriétaire des lieux. Les petits déjeuners sont somptueux, les repas gastronomiques et un grand confort. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié les excursions proposées. Il Casale de li Tappi avec la fameuse charcuterie de l'OMBRIE. La chasse aux truffes, le pique nique organisé en pleine forêt. La visite de la fromagerie artisanale en pleine montagne. Un bonheur à l'état pur. MERCI MERCI pour vos trouvailles. Comme le dit l'article de presse vous concernant - votre bon goût nous met à l'abri de toutes déconvenues - A très bientôt pour notre prochain séjour en Italie.

Anonyme, Lille
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Fares 2020*
Room type Mid Season
21/02 to 31/12
High Season
variable dates
Double romantique 150€ to 260€ on request
Double superior 170€ to 290€ on request
Double deluxe 210€ to 370€ on request
Junior suite 330€ to 500€ on request
Suite 520€ to 700€ on request
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