The Family


Since 1850 our family has handed down, from father to son, a passion for hospitality and catering with unmatched continuity. Palazzo Seneca is the evolution of 150 years of tradition, of our studies, our experience and research, carried out in Italy and in the world. At the end of the 1990s we felt ready for a new challenge, to create a place of peace where local products could be the basis for a project involving high cuisine. We then wrote a manual on the philosophy and the emotions that this house should convey to its guests. We found the right architect after two years, a person with great experience in interior design, with very good taste and a sense of harmony, Andrew Lerwill Bowen. All objects in this Palazzo tell the story of our Region.

At home in an Umbrian Palace. This is not our slogan, but a way of thinking, designing, hosting, and living in this elegant 16th-century house. We have put together history, design, simplicity, authenticity and creativity in order to make you live a new Umbrian tradition.

Even the prestigious British newspaper The Daily Telegraph has recommended us, indicating the Relais & Châteaux of Norcia as one of the top 10 "Rural Hotels" in the ranking of the "50 BEST Italian Hotels", among the new frontiers of luxury. The Daily Telegraph pays particular attention to the peculiarities of the building which, with stone and terracotta floors, vaulted ceilings, large fireplaces and crafts from the Umbrian artisans of today and yesterday, helps to tell the story of this land.

Ours is a story of love for our job and for our city that renews itself from generation to generation. Thanks to our staff that supports us and to the trust that many guests have placed in us, we look to the future with optimism and ambition, eager to test ourselves in new challenges.

We await you to make your stay a memorable one.