Ristorante Vespasia di Palazzo Seneca
of Vincenzo and Federico Bianconi
Palazzo Seneca has been an avantgarde project thanks to the Bianconis, restaurateurs since 1850 in Norcia. The Monti Sibillini in the background frame this 16th century palace restored to its original sumptuousness. The restaurant Vespasia is the ideal setting to taste excellent Umbria products: salami and cold cuts typical of Norcia, pecorino cheese, soups and homemade pasta, meats – lamb and Chianina, legumes, truffl es, and venison... worth mentioning the wine: 600 wineries, especially sparkling wines.
Buon Ricordo speciality
Vellutata di roveja di Castelluccio con gnocchetti di ricotta soffice del pastore
This dish conjures up most of the Apennine flavours. In fact, the roveja or Pisum Sativum is a leguminous plant farmed at an altitude of 1450 in the heart of the Piano Grande di Castelluccio. The roveja is used along with lovage and garden herbs to prepare an aromatic soup served with savoury gnocchetti – small gnocchi made with goat ricotta, and a sort of crouton filled with roveja beans sprinkled with extra-virgin olive-oil from Umbria. The chef recommends a robust Rosso del Trasimeno wine.
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Palazzo Seneca ****SUP
In a 16th century building located 50 meters from the major square, this hotel has been opened this year and offers comfortable and chic lounges and rooms full of atmosphere.