Palazzo Seneca was built in the 16th century by the homonymous family from Piedivalle, a town near Preci, whose inhabitants were famous as skilled wood carvers. Among their works is the wooden choir of the Basilica of St. Benedict, which no longer exists in the church, and the choir in the Abbey of St. Eutizio. Inside is a large stone fireplace dating back to the 16th century, topped by the family crest which depicts a bar in the middle of which rests a compass and, under it, three roses. Compass and bar are a symbol of the guilds the family belonged to. Palazzo Seneca was the first hotel in Norcia and among the first in Umbria as it opened in the early 1900s. The residence has undergone several changes over time but it still maintains intact, on the ground floor, the features of the vaulted rooms typical of the 16th century. The structure underwent a major restoration following the earthquake of 1997 that ended with the reopening in June 2008, when the hotel went back to being one of the most beautiful monuments of Norcia. Palazzo Seneca is considered a very safe building from a seismic point of view.
The rooms at Hotel Palazzo Seneca are elegantly decorated with a classic style that blends seamlessly with the historic architecture of the building. Each room features unique design elements, such as exposed wooden beams, antique furnishings, and beautiful fabrics. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, with luxurious bedding, ensuring a peaceful night’s sleep. Guests can also enjoy modern amenities, including air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs. The bathrooms are spacious and well-appointed, with high-quality toiletries and plush towels. Many of the rooms also offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the picturesque town of Norcia.
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