If the recognition of The Daily Telegraph, particularly attentive to a shrewd, conscious, luxury concept, which has placed it among the ten best “Rural Hotels” and “50 Best Italian Hotels”, or the prestigious international “Best of the Best Award ”, conferred in 2017 by the Virtuoso network, are not enough, all that you need to do is to go in person to Norcia, an Umbrian town at the foot of the Sibillini Mountains, home of Saint Benedict, and try out for yourself the unique charm of “Palazzo Seneca”, a member of the Relais & Chateaux family. You cannot be disappointed. The sixteenth-century noble residence, with a sober Renaissance design, retains a gentle charm, thanks to the perfect marriage between antiquarian treasures of local artistic craftsmanship and the finest modern references. The “Vespasia” restaurant, a Michelin star, takes traditional cuisine to sublime heights, with the undisputed protagonist of the black truffle, of which Norcia is the Italian capital. The Spa, under the vaults of the dungeons, and the tempting activities designed to discover the area, such as trekking, rafting or gastronomic excursions, close the circle… perfectly.