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Everything to Know About Italy’s Secret Luxury Hotel: La Posta Vecchia

Our EIC just visited THE coastal dream of timeless elegance! Formally known as the La Posta Vecchia, just outside of Rome, Italy, this hotel is absolutely breathtaking. Picture this: the La Posta Vecchia sits just along the Italian coast, an enchanting  place where history dances with luxury in the most delightful way. The hotel was built atop a buzzing 16th-century party palace for Italian socialites ( you can actually visit it too). Getting out of bed to overlook the lush gardens and ocean views at this hotel make you feel like you’ve woken up in a into a fairytale. With tennis courts, a beach club, a tranquil pool, and  nightly live music serenading you with classical tunes… it’s easy for the everyday to be a spectacular day here inside this Italian getaway.

Step Back in Time

This place isn’t just a hotel…it’s truly a time machine. Cherished by Roman emperors and world travelers, this land was originally a Renaissance villa for the fancy Orsini family, then a Roman hideaway for Jean Paul Getty, before it became the family home of Roberto Sciò, who fell in love with its beauty, grandeur, and secluded location. Now, La Posta Vecchia is filled with the history and treasures from centuries past. The best part about this history lesson is that because this was a place for lavish lifestyles and grandeur there’s no bad juju up in here.

Editr-in-Chief, Erika De La Cruz takes a tour of the La Posta Vecchia grounds.

Feast Like Royalty

Indulge in culinary delights and true Italian food with a flair at the hotel’s restaurant, The Cesar. This world-renowned restaurant features the freshest local ingredients and has an impressive wine list with cult faves from the Lazio region and beyond.Pro-Tip: Make a reservation and wear casual-elegant attire. Don’t skip out on Bar Piranesi either. Once upon a time, this bar was a study of Getty’s villa, and that truly shows through the location’s charm. Sip on classic cocktails with your loved ones facing the sea on the beautiful terrace.

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Wondering what our EIC’s favorite part was? It was the luxury breakfast boxes the staff packed with pancakes, fresh fruit, water, and cappuccinos when she had an early flight before the hotel-included breakfast started.

Play and Pampering Fit for a Princess

Wellness is one of the top priorities here. Recharge your body during tennis matches under the Italian sun, a bike trail beyond the hotel’s gates or by making a splash while dinghy sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and paddle boarding at the private beach. Every moment is a blend of luxury play which is why you have to dive into the indoor marble pool that’s straight out of a storybook.

Revitalize your senses with a spa day at the Beauty Club ,where you can get a massage or facial with premium products from the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella (the oldest apothecary in the world). The gardens are also the perfect place to meditate, journal, and reflect on your travels before going back to what awaits you at home.

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Explore, Discover, Repeat

The property offers various excursions outside castle walls (it seriously feels like one), allowing you to experience true Roman Holiday Tours to see the Colosseum and Sistine Chapel and so many other wonders of the Eternal City. You can also uncover Etruscan history at the Necropolis of Cerveteri. Looking to become the ultimate Italian sommelier? The Epicurean Lazio awaits with vineyard tours and tastings of local delicacies. That’s not all, the La Posta Vecchia will take you from saddle to sail with the help of horseback riding, an 18-hole golf course, lounging on the beach, and sailing the Mediterranean waters to seaside villages.

Whether you’re seeking a history filled escape, a luxe retreat by the sea, or just a magical getaway with loved ones, the La Posta Vecchia promises to fulfill your wishes. Check out Erika’s other European excursion in Vienna. It will blow your mind.