The setting is striking: overlooking the azure blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the ochre silhouette of the Posta Vecchia seems nestled in the soft green gardens that surround it. A 40-minute drive from the centre of Rome, this former holiday residence of the art collector J. Paul Getty is a wonderfully refined jewel of the Italian Renaissance.
Rarities and 16th and 17th century works of art are the sumptuous decor of the 19 rooms, all of which face the sea. Original tapestries and drapes, antique busts, monumental headboards, and wrought-iron canopies do not crowd out the no-less-beautiful exteriors: lush Mediterranean terraces and gardens with breath-taking sea views. The spectacle continues in the lower ground floor, where you take a very private tour of the ancient foundations of the Villa.
An exceptional place where you can make an exceptional request: the exclusive museum can be booked for a romantic dinner for two, served by a Michelin-starred chef in a sumptuous setting thousands of years old.
00055 Palo Laziale
+39 06 9949501
Rooms: from 260 EUR