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The Elegant Palazzo Seneca in Norcia

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The Room

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What A Lovely Surprise

discovering my vast room! Nice volumes and light wood, with long windows and high ceilings, few items: the set has style (photos above). The interior decoration of this small palazzo of the sixteenth century, owned by the Bianconi family in Norcia, is both classic and contemporary.

A fullness feeling by opening windows in the early morning, the eyes focused over the tops of mountains, like floating islands among the clouds … beyond the traditional tiled roofs (photos 1 and 2). The day looks promising.  

The bedding is spotless as soundproofing and bathroom. I particularly liked the minimal functional layout in the bathroom too. Before falling asleep, I had a look at the article of the black truffle from Norcia (the local specialty) in the Gazetta Seneca, edited by the hotel (photos below).

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The Hotel

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I go down for breakfast, unable to swallow anything. The night before, I ate a lot (too much!) at Ristorante Granaro del Monte. Dinner of black truffles.

The buffet is varied and nicely presented with local products (including the famous norcineria) and the added bonus of beautiful views to the countryside and mountains, and also to the small inner garden of the hotel.

I could spend hours in the beautiful library and different lounges with comfortable English clubs. The clear spaces are dotted with works of art and offer some privacy.

I don’t have enough time to test the spa or cooking classes. It will be for a next time! This 24 suites Relais et Chateaux, is a gem where you want to return for sure. And it is conveniently located in the historic center of Norcia.

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Many thanks for this beautiful invitation to Regione Umbria et Alitalia. Thanks to Vincenzo Bianconi & his team at the Palazzo Senecca too. As always these opinions are my own.