LA POSTA VECCHIA HOTEL is a historical villa close to Rome built by Prince Orsini in 1640 on top of the remains of an ancient Roman city called Alsium. The Prince needed a wide place for friends to stay when visiting but the villa quickly became an important place to rest also for those travellers who, making their way by horse along the Aurelia road into the city, needed a place where to rest, eat and sleep.
In 1693, the Orsini family sold their properties, the Castle with La Posta Vecchia to Livio Odescalchi, another important member of aristocratic Italian family; the villa became during these years a very important and well-know place which maintained its function as a traveller’s lodge until 1918 when it was partially destroyed by a fire in.
In 1960 LA POSTA VECCHIA was bought by an important businessman, the American Jean Paul Getty that, alongside art historian Federico Zeri, restored it to its original splendour, adding unique furniture from the XV and XVII centuries, objects and precious artwork acquired from royal homes from around the world. During the restoration, the ruins of a large Roman villa were uncovered which now form the core of the small archaeological museum in the hotel’s basement.
The villa’s recent history began in the 1980s when the Getty’s private home was purchased by the Italian Sciò family, owner of the worldwide famous hotel Il Pellicano. Roberto Sciò used the villa as their private residence until 1990, the year when the owner decided to return it to its original function of hospitality, and since then LA POSTA VECCHIA has operated as an elegant and refined five-star luxury hotel.
LA POSTA VECCHIA HOTEL is an elegant five star luxury hotel located in Palo Laziale (Rome) at the heart of a natural reserve, offering a breathtaking panorama of the Tyrrhenian Sea, a heated-indoor pool, a Health & Beauty Club signed by Officina Farmaceutica Santa Maria Novella, as well as fine dining Restaurant The Cesar, an intimate private beach as well as a private museum showing excavated ruins of two Roman villas of the second century BC, that are now open to the Guests visiting. A blend of new and old, the hotel boasts an exclusive XVIII century décor, complete with furniture and elaborate tapestries part of the private collection of Jean Paul Getty, combined with every modern comfort, a security system and amenity, making it one of the most prestigious hotels in Italy 40-minutes driving from Rome’s city
LA POSTA VECCHIA HOTEL with its 19 rooms guarantees to the Guests an intimate and quite destination. Every room is spacious with its Renaissance furnishings, paintings and antique tapestries and each one is named after an illustrious Guest who has resided here since the 1600s. Every single object expresses sober elegance and the atmosphere of this private villa creates a sense of genuine tranquillity.
The hotel offers 7 Suite: 2 Master Suites, 3 Senior Suite and 3 Junior Suite; the other 11 rooms are divided into Superior Deluxe with Sea View, Superior Deluxe and Double Standard rooms; all fully equipped with air conditioning, flat TV, DVD, cable, payper- view, i-Pal, complimentary minibar, safe, complimentary internet and Wi-Fi connection.
The elegant dining room makes The Cesar Restaurant a well-know restaurant attracting an increasing number of diners who drive out from Rome, since the Chef of LA POSTA VECCHIA, MICHELINO GIOIA earned its 1 Michelin Star in 2007. For him every day is a new adventure in the creation of exciting, genuine and strictly seasonal food. The majority of the fruit and vegetables served in the restaurant are grown in the hotel’s own organic garden; the remaining ingredients come from the finest independent local suppliers and everything served and delivered to room or table – down to the bread, pastries, and even the jams and the condiments – is expertly made by Michelino and his team.