On the doorstep of Rome, this opulent seafront estate has been a home to royalty and Jean Paul Getty.
Built by Italian royalty in 1640 above the ruins of two Imperial Roman villas, La Posta Vecchia is a special place. Heading the project was Prince Orsini and for centuries, the Italian/Hungarian Odescalchi aristocratic family used the residence for esteemed guests and travellers en route to Rome.
Jean Paul Getty, oil tycoon, philanthropist, and world-renowned art collector, restored the property as his Italian seaside hideaway and commissioned Federico Zeri to decorate it with seventeenth-century European furniture, tapestries and paintings.
This immaculate, luxurious, and historical property, filled with antiques, books, and paintings, is situated on the rocks overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, just forty minutes from the centre of Rome. The villa also serves as a magnificent museum, exhibiting the remains of its two ancient Roman villas, their mosaics, and various other artefacts.
The gated property provides seclusion and absolute tranquility. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool with sea views and direct access to the villa’s own private beach. Close attention has been paid to the landscaping of the gardens surrounding the villa, making them enjoyable places in which to stroll or relax. The LPV beauty centre has a wide range of treatments available and Quietness Yoga with a qualified instructor is offered.
More vigorous pursuits can be arranged, including tennis, horse-riding and golf. Guests are welcome to borrow a bicycle and take to the paths that run along the coast or request a boat ride to nearby coastal spots. Guided tours of the many intriguing and beautiful Etruscan ruins in the vicinity are also available on request.
La Posta Vecchia is the ideal property to host corporate meetings. There is a meeting room which includes the latest state-of-the-art equipment technology, high-speed Internet connectivity (both cable and wireless), audio-visual technology, back-lit projector, microphones and sound system, and video conferencing. Located in one of the towers, the room has natural light and can accommodate up to 50 people.
The spacious interior and exterior spaces offer a unique site for conventions, product launches, conferences, fashion shows, exhibitions, award ceremonies and weddings. On the ground floor, three charming rooms (the fireplace room, the Vanvitelli room and the Getty studio room) are a perfect setting for up to 70 people and can be combined in different ways to suit any special event. Further, one or more gazebos can be set up in the gardens surrounding the villa for outdoor activities or special needs.
Complete with every modern comfort, security system and amenity, this 17th-century jewel is one of the most prestigious hotels in Italy and is available to rent in its entirety as a private villa.
All bedrooms have air conditioning, king-sized beds (180 × 200 cm), satellite television, telephone and safe.
2 x master suite bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms2 x senior suite bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms2 x junior suite bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms2 x junior suite Torre bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms3 x superior deluxe bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and sea views3 x superior deluxe bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms5 x superior bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms
This magnificent seafront property is situated just north of Rome, and is a short 40 minutes away from the centre of the city. It is not far from the old village of Tarquinia – a charming medieval town with Renaissance and neoclassic touches. It lies four miles (seven kilometres) inland from the Thyrrenian Sea and is just north of Civitavecchia. In the villa’s immediate surroundings is Cerveteri, an important city during Etruscan times, which still offers evidence of the Necropolis, a city of tombs which is the best preserved and most notable of the Etruscan ruins.
The Etruscan Necropolis at Cerveteri is a uniquely haunting archaeological site, built by a prosperous community between the seventh and the third centuries BC. The 'city' has still not been fully excavated, but there are a remarkable number of stone tombs lining little streets, which are well worth exploring.
Guided Tours available to guests:
Rome: 35 km Depending on guests’ interests, we can arrange half-day or full-day tours of Rome. You can request specific themes like Imperial Rome, Baroque Rome, The Vatican, Jewish life in Rome, or a more general tour of the city.
Cerveteri: 10 km Close to the Tyrrhenian Sea, this is one of the most important Etruscan cities and dates back to the eighthcentury B.C. Here, one can admire Etruscan walls and the
Ruspoli Palace from the sixteenth century. The main attraction of Cerveteri is the Etruscan Necropolis with its monumental tombs spread out over ten hectares.
Bracciano: 24 km Lake Bracciano has volcanic origins from prehistoric times. The surrounding hills are dominated by the imposing mediaeval castle built in 1470 by Napoleone Orsini. On the shore of the lake are two other towns – Trevignano and Anguillara – which are well worth visiting.
Ostia: 46 km Ostia is the first Roman colony that developed as a naval port of exchange in the third and second centuries BC. The ruins that remain – naval offices, pubs and inns – are eloquent examples of the activity of an epic age. Ostia began to decline after the port collapsed following the invasion of the Goths. The port was moved to the west coast where inhabitants made use of the powerful currents of the Tiber. Fortunately, mud preserved the archaeological site in an impeccable condition making it possible to walk through the ruins while imagining the fast flow and rhythm of life in the ancient city.
“Etruria” Tarquinia: 54 km and Tuscania: 76 km The area that extends between the lowland of Tuscany and Rome is known as Etruria. The land is very rich from an archaeological point of view, not only for the obvious traces of the Etruscans and Romans, but also due to the prehistoric remains.
Palestrina: 87, 5 km Palestrina is an ancient city famous for its monuments: the Temple of Fortune Primigenia from the first century BC, and the Cathedral of Saint Agapitus Martire. The city is also famous for its gastronomical delights.
Tivoli: 99 km One of the more romantic locations in Lazio. There are two main sites of interest: Villa D’Este and Villa Adriana. Villa D' Este, whose works were commissioned by Cardinal Ippolito d' Este in 1550, is surrounded by a magnificent Italian garden with over a hundred fountains. Villa Adriana, constructed around 118 CE, is truly a splendid example of Roman grandeur.
Montefiascone: 104 km Montefiascone, a charming mediaeval town, is famous for its eleventh-century Church of Saint Margherita, whose pediment is divided into three parts. Its restoration was commissioned by Cardinal De’Medici in the fifteenth century. According to religious tradition, there are three sacred stones over the main altar of the Chapel of Miracles, bathed in the blood of the Eucharistic miracle.
Bolsena: 122 km Lake Bolsena is well known thanks to its rich fauna, its crystal-clear waters and the beauty of its islands.
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