As I entered, I was greeted by an incredible view of the sea shining in through the suites sitting area window, as if a painting on the wall. Windows in all three rooms (sitting area, bathroom and bedroom) showcased this serene and spectacular view.

The large and spacious suite, decorated with Renaissance furnishings and antiques from J.Paul Getty's personal collection, was something out of a dream. It took all I had in me not to jump on the king sized bed and dance around the room like a silly high school girl. I waited until Francesca left, of course ;).

Breakfast on the outdoor terrace overlooking the sea, a quick dip in the indoor pool, spa pampering, or a fine dining experience at The Cesar are just a few of the things you can enjoy while here. If you are visiting the Eternal City in the future, my recommendation would be to stop here for a couple of days prior to departing Rome. A stay at La Posta Vecchia is a perfect way to end your trip to Rome, leaving you feeling refreshed and recharged for whatever may lie ahead of you.

LA POSTA VECCHIA

After a beautiful day in the heart of Rome I was off to La Posta Vecchia (the Old Post House). This special Roman villa is situated just thirty minutes by car from the Leonardo Da Vinci Airport, on the shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The property was built in the 17th century and used to be part of ancient Alsium, a port city which was originally Etruscan but later Roman.

The villa's recent history began in the 1980s when the private home was purchased by the Scìo family who used it as their private residence until 1989. In 1990, Roberto Scìo returned it to its original function of hospitality, opening the doors to the public.

Although it has been returned to its original function of hospitality, there is still a strong sense that you are arriving to an old friends home. The villa is intimate and inviting, the staff are friendly and very helpful, and it felt as though I had the whole space to myself.

Upon arrival, you are greeted by one of the friendly staff members, who after checking you in for your stay, shows you around the villa, introducing you to the space you will be making yourself at home in. La Posta Vecchia has a total of 19 hotel rooms and suites where the furniture, the art pieces and the personality of every room are unique. After my tour of the property, Francesca showed me to the Olive Suite where I would be settling in for the next couple of days.