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4 Days Palazzo Seneca Culinary Vacation in Norcia, Italy

Palazzo Seneca, Via Cesare Battisti, 12, Norcia, Province of Perugia, Umbria, Italy

Culinary Vacation Italy

Nature, gastronomy, relaxation, and culture: here are the ingredients for a harmonious break in Italy. You will enjoy truffle hunting, a picnic in the Sibillini Mountains National Park with a guide who will teach how to prepare ricotta cheese, a visit to a winery in Montefalco, and a visit to an olive oil press in Campello. It's time for you to allow yourself to have a great time and fun in Italy.

Highlights

  • Truffle hunting
  • Visit a winery in Montefalco
  • Learn how to prepare ricotta cheese
  • Picnic in the Sibillini Mountains National Park
  • Visit an olive oil press in Campello
  • 1 lunch and 3 dinners included
  • 3 nights' accommodation

Styles


2 days with instruction
Airport transfer available:
Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (US$331 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport (US$166 per person)
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot

During this holiday, you will be staying at Palazzo Seneca, provided by Palazzo Seneca.

Rooms

The 24 elegant and refined rooms, all different, with four-poster and wrought-iron beds or wooden carved headboards, the leather desks and armchairs, the design bathrooms with prestigious marbles, the linen bed sheets all comply with the luxury standards of the most prestigious residences and will contribute to let you live a unique experience.

You can choose the following categories:

Suite

The ideal place for guests who like a simple room, where elegance and refinement are clear from every detail. In the hall, you will find the antique writing desk of the Seneca family which has been skillfully restored, a comfortable leather sofa and a vanity table for the living area.

In the sleeping area, a wooden bed with spiral columns carved with indisputable mastery by the Umbrian artisans will leave you breathless. Beauty and comfort: a king-size bed with Simmons mattress with springs individually bagged and memory foam will make your rest a real dream.

Ancient oak wood floors and black granite bathrooms (meteor), both of great value. Everything points to a place without time and with unique elegance.

Junior suite

If you love large spaces and authentic furnishing, the Junior Suite in Palazzo Seneca is the right place for you. Antique wooden canopy beds or inlaid wooden headboards, carved with mastery by Umbrian artisans, authors of important works of restoration of works of art in central Italy and Simmons mattresses with springs individually bagged and memory foam will make your rest a real dream.

Unique antique pieces, closets and writing desks right from the 16th and 18th centuries belonging to the Seneca family, cleverly restored. In some rooms, you will find floors in antique oak wood or traditional terracotta. The bathrooms feature black granite (meteor) or ecru marble, elegant, and of high quality.

On the walls textural paintings made with jute, the fabric formerly used by bakers for the natural leavening of bread. Make time for a relaxing shower in Room 210. A window will allow you to soak in the sight of the Sibillini National Park while the terrace, which has earned Palazzo Seneca the award of “Best Room with a View” from the magazine “Bell’Italia”, provides a unique view, both for your eyes and for your soul.

Deluxe

These rooms are spacious, charming and simply elegant. The entrance next to the wardrobe is reminiscent of the trunks of old, with leather-covered doors. Some are adorned with wrought iron canopies, as of old, and Simmons mattresses with springs individually bagged and memory foam will make your rest a real dream.

Others have desks completely lined in leather by the master tanners from the Marche as well as ‘cardinal’ chairs, the same used in the Vatican for meetings among cardinals, strictly made by Umbrian artisans. Still, others have writing desks dating back to the 16th and 18th century, belonging to the Seneca family.

On the walls textural paintings made with jute, the fabric formerly used by bakers for the natural leavening of bread. Class and elegance characterize all the bathrooms of the rooms, made with ecru marble.

Superior

Intimacy is the added value of Palazzo Seneca. Some rooms are decorated with wrought iron canopies, as of old, while others have wooden headboards carved by the expert hands of the Umbrian artisans, responsible for the restoration of important works of art in central Italy. Simmons mattress with springs individually bagged and memory foam will make your rest a real dream.

Writing desks fully lined in leather by the master tanners from the Marche. ‘Cardinal’ chairs, the same used in the Vatican for meetings among cardinals, strictly made by Umbrian artisans.

On the walls textural paintings made with jute, the fabric formerly used by bakers for the natural leavening of bread. Class and elegance characterize all the bathrooms of the rooms, made with ecru marble.

Romantic

Cozy and charming nests overlooking the rooftops of the historic town center of Norcia. Some rooms are decorated with wrought iron canopies, as of old, while others have wooden headboards carved by the expert hands of the Umbrian artisans. Simmons mattress with springs individually bagged and memory foam will make your rest a real dream.

Writing desks fully lined in leather by the master tanners from the Marche. ‘Cardinal’ chairs, the same used in the Vatican for meetings among cardinals, strictly made by Umbrian artisans. Class and elegance characterize all the bathrooms of the rooms, made with ecru marble.

Vespasia Restaurant

This place represents the soul of a land that does not bend and looks away. It takes heart and courage to make possible what does not seem to be. It is love for beauty and for the good that marks all choices here at Vespasia. With the hospitality and the kitchen, Vespasia Restaurant wants to tell the traditions and knowledge.

Wellness

In the basement of the Palazzo Seneca Relais & Châteaux, just a few meters from the main square in Norcia, a mystic silence surrounds the rooms of the Wellness Center. Cross-vaulted ceilings and ancient stone floors are the perfect frames for your peace. The intimacy of the Sala Sibilla is reserved for couples, with massage beds and a design hot tub with chromo-therapy in which to relax and experience romantic moments.

The relaxation area will enthrall you with its large mats and the central column from where the vaults that characterize the spa start out. This is the place where, after a rejuvenating massage, you can sip herbal teas and infusions prepared with herbs from the Sibillini National Park.

In the humid area, on the other hand, you can find a stone hot tub that fits six while, in the adjacent room, a Turkish bath and a sauna are ready to purify your skin. All these intimate environments, together with the changing area, complete an environment tailored to the well-being of the guests.

If your body needs special attention, please say so during your interview with the dedicated staff. The staff of this wellness center is available to study, together with you, a tailor-made regenerating program to be carried out during your stay, including, if you consider it appropriate, advice on the proper nutrition to follow during this short period.

Program

Day 1

  • Arrival at Palazzo Seneca (transfer on request)
  • Dinner at Vespasia Restaurant (one Michelin star) with four courses menu (beverages not included)

Day 2

Morning

  • Truffle hunting with Nicola and his dogs
  • Picnic in the Sibillini Mountains National Park with a guide who will teach you how to prepare ricotta cheese

Afternoon

  • Listening to Compline, the last prayer of the day in the Latin language (Gregorian chants) at the monastery of San Benedetto in Monte
  • Dinner at Granaro del Monte Restaurant (Bib Gourmand): the menu is del Granaro (beverages not included)

Day 3

  • At 09:30, the driver will wait for you at the Palazzo Seneca reception and will accompany you to Assisi (guide on request)
  • Lunch free
  • Visit a winery in Montefalco
  • Visit an olive oil press in Campello sul Clitunno
  • Dinner at Vespasia Restaurant (one Michelin star): Menu with six courses (beverages not included)

Day 4

  • Departure from Palazzo Seneca (transfer on request)

Location

This culinary vacation will take place at Palazzo Seneca, located in Norcia, Perugia Province, Italy.

Features

Activities

  • Gym
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Spa

General

  • Restaurant

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot

Food

One lunch and three dinners are included in the price.

  • 4-course dinner at Vespasia Restaurant upon arrival
  • Del Granaro dinner menu at Granaro del Monte Restaurant (Bib Gourmand)
  • 6-course dinner at Vespasia Restaurant on day 3

The following meals are included:

  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Cardio-fitness gym
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Turkish bath

What's included

  • Truffle hunting
  • Visit to winery in Montefalco
  • Learn how to prepare ricotta cheese
  • Picnic in the Sibillini Mountains National Park
  • Visit to olive oil press in Campello sul Clitunno
  • 1 lunch and 3 dinners at Vespasia Restaurant and Granaro del Monte Restaurant
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Excursion to Assisi

What's not included

  • Beverages on dinners
  • Airport transfers
  • Lunch on day 3
  • Transfers to listen to the monastery of San Benedetto in Monte

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplanes

Please book your flights to arrive at Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO) or Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi - Umbria International Airport (PEG). Transfers are not included in the price. It will cost 150 per transfer from EUR Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi - Umbria International Airport (PEG) and 300 EUR from Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO) for up to four persons.

Arrival by train

Take a train to Spoleto (about 45 kilometers). From Spoleto, Roma Tiburtina, Foligno, and Perugia there are daily trips by public bus to the accommodation.

Airport: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport Airport transfer available: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (US$331 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport Airport transfer available: Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport (US$166 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 10 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on departure.

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