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 make for 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 breathtaking sea views.
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 323 EUR