Classic luxury by the sea
I had no idea this heaven existed so close to Rome. A villa built by Prince Orsini in 1640; a five-star hotel with a fantastic restaurant and its own private beach just outside the city centre; an experience of luxury and service that will thrill even those accustomed to international high standards. As soon as we arrived at La Posta Vecchia at Ladispoli there was someone waving across the garden, ready to escort us into a cool stone lobby looking out over blue water, lavish curtains blowing in the breeze.
Rooms and services
The line between classic antiquity and the type of luxury that can compete with a well-travelled client’s expectations is delicate. But I couldn’t fault the rooms – exposed timber beam ceilings, shuttered windows with views over the sea, elegant furniture, chic detail, enough space to lounge in opulent armchairs devouring the complimentary platter of fresh fruit and gourmet chocolate. And outside your room… a decadent library, an indoor pool, a rambling garden, a spa of the highest quality. This villa is for those who want a place with character and history rather than some generic designer box with no relevance to Italy.
One of the highlights of the hotel is its exquisite restaurant, Caesar, captained by Chef Antonio. This is the place where the simplicity of Italian cuisine paired with the outmost attention to quality ingredients triumphs. From the suckling pig to the blue lobster, from the codfish tortelli to the potato dumplings with bisque and raw shrimp, from the scorpion fish to the pigeon, get ready to embark on a culinary journey. You may dine indoors or outdoors in the terrace overlooking the Mediterranean. You will be pampered, you will gorge on some of the best local Italian cuisine available and you will notice a calm on this property that leaves you with the sensation that nothing else in the world matters.
The Spa, Pool and Fitness Center
During your stay at La Posta Vecchia, don’t forget to treat yourself to a pampering session at their Healing Hands beauty center. Choose from a top selection of luxury facial and body treatments and understand your individual needs. Their therapists will help you relieve stress, and relax your body and mind, using a product mix between the organic range Santa Maria Novella of Firenze and ingredients from La Posta Vecchia’s gardens, such as aromatic plants and lavender with nourishing, moisturizing, and anti-oxidant properties.
For those who just want a taste, take a trip out for a cool day by the sea. The pool and beach are open to the public in addition to hotel guests for a small price yet the tranquillity and exclusivity is never compromised. There’s also a tennis court available on site, a “fit trail”, a personal trainer, complimentary bicycles and more.
Celebrations and Events
La Posta Vecchia is like being in a private home… that is, if you were an Italian aristocrat. And which better place to organize your private event that in this luxurious location by the sea? Whether it’s for a private party, a business meeting, a team building activity or the wedding of your dreams, La Posta Vecchia will over deliver.
La Posta VecchiaPalo Laziale, Ladispoli (Roma)
Contacts:+39 06.9949501 www.lapostavecchia.com
How to get there:
45 minutes from Rome by car
25 minutes from Fiumicino airport