Luxury hotel holiday La Posta Vecchia Ladispoli, Lazio

The Posta Vecchia is a luxurious 5-star hotel on the seafront north of Rome, and an intriguing witness to history since the Roman times. It became a Renaissance villa for the Orsini family and then home to John Paul Getty who filled it with Italian art treasures. Roman mosaics, vases, marble busts of Emperors, 17th century tapestry and other magnificent works of art punctuate the living spaces. You say in a living, breathing museum. The Posta Vecchia offers enriched dining and daytime experiences. Worthy of a luxury escape or a fascinating stop as part of a longer holiday.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Rome
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to La Posta Vecchia, Latium

La Posta Vecchia is an exclusive 5-star hotel in a beautiful coastal location. The property blends art, history and luxury to provide a uniquely sumptuous retreat. Gourmet gastronomy and opulent accommodation afford guests a truly luxurious experience.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location 1 hour drive to Rome

Annual opening 29 March to 4 November, then 28 December to 2 January

Closest airport Rome

Distance from airport The hotel is 20-minutes' from Rome Airport

Closest railway station Roma Termini

Distance from railway station The hotel is just over 1-hour's drive from Roma Termini

Hotel facilities and services

Indoor Heated Seawater Pool, Private Beach, Tennis Court, Michelin-starred Restaurant, Sun Terrace with Lounge Chairs and Light Menu Bar Services, LPV Health & Beauty Club (1km off site), Massage, Cycles, Cooking Classes, Wine Tasting, Babysitting Service, Free Parking, Heliport, Lift (1st floor), Room Service, visit to Roman Villa Museum. The hotel is not equipped for disabled guests.

Complimentary

Minibar Soft Drinks and Snacks, WiFi, Indoor Heated Pool, Beach, Caldarium at LPV Health and Beauty Club, Tennis Court, Parking and Roman Villa Museum.

Out and about nearby

Roman Museum located in the hotel grounds, Excursions to the Etruscan sites of the area including Museum and Necropolis at Cerveteri (6 miles) and Tarquinia, Rome.

Sports nearby

Walks, Horseriding, Golf, Boat Excursions, Tennis.  

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double standard room for 5 nights

From about

£1,590

Holiday Code IE69

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to La Posta Vecchia, Latium

Bought in the 1960s by John Paul Getty, La Posta Vecchia was restored over a period of almost five years. During the process of restoration previously undiscovered Roman villas were found and the mosaics and objects unearthed are today displayed in the substantial private museum at La Posta Vecchia. Over the years Getty acquired magnificent antiques and works of art and these items were left in place when the villa became a luxury hotel in 1990. La Posta Vecchia stands right on the Mediterranean sea front in six acres of its own spacious and verdant gardens. The hotel today is exquisitely cosy with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. There are two ground floor lounges with open fire places and views of the sea just beyond the windows. Outside is a terrace where lunch is served, almost directly on the sea. There is also an extremely elegant restaurant and breakfast room. There are just nineteen luxuriously furnished rooms which vary in size and are each individually decorated. The service here at La Posta Vecchia is personalised with the hotel being able to arrange private visits to local vineyards, private cookery classes and visits to places of interest nearby. Perfect for a long weekend, short break or as part of a touring holiday.

Room descriptions

La Posta Vecchia has 19 rooms with bath or shower and wc, air-conditioning, satellite television, radio, mini-bar, safe, telephone and WiFi. Extra beds can be provided for a fee.

Double Standard
Superior Deluxe
Superior Deluxe Sea View
Junior Suite
Senior Suite
Master Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double standard room for 5 nights

From about

£1,590

Holiday Code IE69

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to La Posta Vecchia, Latium

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to La Posta Vecchia in Lazio, our clients usually fly to Rome Fiumicino airport. We recommend the use of a hire-car for a stay at this hotel and we would include it in the price of holiday. If you are visiting Lazio as part of a touring holiday by train, we still recommend the use of a hire-car whilst staying at this hotel, and would arrange one for you when you arrive at a railway station (this would depend upon where you are coming from).

Additional information

Children: Children under the age of 3 stay free of charge on a bed and breakfast basis.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double standard room for 5 nights

From about

£1,590

Holiday Code IE69

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to La Posta Vecchia, Latium

About Latium

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Latium holds countless treasures for the visitor. The whole region and its very geography and history produce a wealth of varied scenery and sites. Latium (or Lazio in Italian) lies at the very cultural and historical heart of Italy, with Rome at its centre and is bordered by the Apennine mountains to the east and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. A journey through Latium is a journey back to the heart of European civilisation with important Etruscan and Roman remains in evidence throughout the region. Their ancient civilisations are to be found in the obvious and not so obvious places, from temples to stones, from arches to pavements. There are also numerous villas, gardens, abbeys, spas, lakes and hill towns. The countryside is rich and fertile, hilly inland and flat towards the coast. Palms, olives, vines and fruit abound. On the other side of Italy is the little-known region of Abruzzo, rich in beautiful coastline and mountains. It is easily combined with Latium for your holiday and worth visiting for a more off-the-beaten-track region.

Highlights of Latium

There are a number of places nearby that are worth visiting: The hot springs at Tivoli and Fiuggi. The Alban Hills and the 13 hilltop towns surrounded by vineyards and elegant villas of the Roman aristocracy over the years, including the summer palace of the Pope at Castel Gandolfo. Visit mediaeval Anguillara on Lake Bracciano north of Rome. Explore the countryside of the Ciociaria region near Anagni (the name of the region comes from the bark clogs worn by the locals until about twenty years ago). Ostia Antica now inland was once ancient Rome's trading port and the ruins offer a fascinating insight into the Roman way of life. The region north of Rome is very rich in Etruscan remains -visit the necropoli at Tarquinia and Cerveteri. Great monasteries were founded around Rome, especially at Subiaco and Montecassino. The best beaches on the Lazio coast are to be found between Sabaudia and Gaeta. From the town of Bolsena take boat trips to the islands of Bisentina and Martana on Lake Bolseno. Visit the Island of Ponza off the coast near San Felice Circeo.

Cultural highlights of Latium

The gardens of the Villa d`Este at Tivoli. Hadrian`s Villa at Tivoli. Villa Lante near Viterbo. Palazzo Barberini in Palestrina which houses a 1st Century BC mosaic depicting the Nile in flood. The Byzantine frescoes in the crypt of the 11th Century Basilica of Santa Maria in Anagni. The Palazzo Farnese by Vignola at Caprarola. The 13th Century Italian Gothic church of Santa Maria Maggiore at Ferentino. 17th Century frescoes by Domenichino in the chapel at Grottaferrata.

Festivals in Latium

Spring is the main season for festivals in Latium. Genzano holds the `Infiorata`, Marta has the `Barabbata`. In the autumn there is the `Sagra dell`uva` grape festival in Marino. The influence of Rome is obvious in this area, supplemented by either proximity to coast or country.  

Gastronomy in Latium

Sage, rosemary and bay are used extensively to season. Specialities of the region include Spaghetti alla carbonara, Suppli (croquettes made with rice, meat and mozzarella), Carciofi alla giudia (artichokes fried crisp in olive oil and sprinkled with lemon juice), Saltimbocca alla romana (veal with ham and sage), Torta di ricotta. Frascati is the best-known white wine of the region although similar wines made from the Trebbiano grape include Colli Albani and Castelli Romani. Very few red wines are produced, but the best is Torre Ercolana.

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