Industrialist J. Paul Getty set up a private museum in the property’s cellar dedicated to ancient Roman ruins.
The Sciò family acquired the property in 1980, and used the house as a private residence until 1989. Buoyed by a desire for more than a few close friends to enjoy the beauty of the historic villa by the sea, Roberto Sciò opened La Posta Vecchia to the public as a hotel in 1990.
The captivating setting of the cellar museum is an alluring draw. The impressive subterranean collection intrigues visitors with a private dining experience unlike any other amid ancient plates and vases, African and Greek marble statuary, and colorful mosaics.
Chef Antonio Magliulo delivers a special menu designed to enhance the classicism of the space with authentic Italian flavors–homemade pastas and sauces, freshly caught fish, and traditional desserts for a final indulgence.
Throughout the hotel, museum-worthy décor reigns with furniture and artwork throughout the property selected by Getty and art historian Federico Zeri.
To learn more about La Posta Vecchia Hotel, or the private museum dinner for two, please contact the concierge upon making a reservation.