« Back to luxury hotels in Rome
La Posta Vecchia, Rome
Classic Luxury Hotel | City Setting
Palo Laziale, Ladispoli, Rome, Lazio, 00055, Italy
La Posta Vecchia, the old post house, is a stunning 17th century building overlooking the Mediterranean sea, offering its guests a truly luxurious and peaceful retreat. Transformed into a temple of art by Jean Paul Getty, the hotel has 19 rooms, each housing priceless artworks and antiquities collected by Getty during his travels to far-off lands. In 2008 La Posta Vecchia was added to Conde nast’s gold list for best rooms.
The unique character of La Posta Vecchia cannot be over stated – the building, the gardens, the décor and the location all lend themselves to creating a tranquil space, assured to make all your worries slip away.
With Rome a mere 40 minute drive away, you have the opportunity to experience the serenity of rural Italian life by the sea, or venture into the Eternal City and sample the contemporary urban delights - exquisite restaurants, cafes and luxury boutiques, coexisting with the many magnificent relics of Rome’s long and colourful past.
Cesar Restaurant – genuine, seasonal Mediterranean cuisine offered up by the highly respected Michele Gioia, using produce from La Posta Vecchia's own organic vegetable garden. With cooking classes also available, you can learn to create your very own culinary masterpiece.
Indoor swimming pool – for those cooler winter months, when the sea is better appreciated from afar.
Beauty Centre – for those who want to take relaxation to another level, La Posta Vecchia’s beauty centre offers massages, facials, manicures and more.
Archaeology Museum – during Getty’s renovation of the property in the 1960s, ruins of an ancient Roman villa were uncovered, and a small archaeological museum created in the basement of the hotel to house them.