You know, saying "I stayed in a palace" just never gets old, which is why you need to do this at least once in your life. Funny that we're on this topic as we've got the ultimate Umbrian suggestion for you. If you believe you can handle sleeping in a charming 16th Century royal retreat that is a blissful fusion of design and tradition, simplicity and elegance, then Palazzo Seneca is where you need to be.
Meticulously maintained and managed by the Bianconi family whose name is synonymous with true, pure luxury hospitality, this Relais & Chateaux residence's attention to detail is nothing short of incredible. Rooms are a perfect harmony of Italian bliss from lamps inspired by the San Remo festival, to artworks created upon traditional local materials, to handcarved four-poster wooden beds and antique restored furnishings while precious black granite sourced locally graces the bathrooms and adds an eclectic touch.
Attenzione: you will be absolutely spoiled with the cuisine here that you may find it difficult to enjoy Italian food anywhere else, for the restaurant is a celebration of the love for the land, where traditional 150-year-old recipes for pastas and breads hold true. Black truffles arriving exclusively from the region grace seasonal dishes while lentils, fresh grains, cheese and meats come from local farms and butchers long trusted by the family.
Wellness treatments here are the icing on the cake of true Italian perfection, with a mystical spa tucked away in the barrel-ceiling basement where complete privacy and serenity is guaranteed. Sip a warm tea made with herbs from the Monti Sibillini National Park followed by a relaxing few minutes in the stunning Turkish Bath before you embark on a phenomenal hydro massage bath or hot stone massage. Should fitness call, there's a cardio center, ball courts and both indoor and outdoor pools at the residence's sports center. Palazzo perfection.
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