La Posta Vecchia is a villa built in the 17th century that used to be part of ancient Alsium, a port city, originally Etruscan but later Roman, which was covered over in subsequent centuries by new buildings, like Castello Odescalchi and its outbuilding of the castle, owned by the Orsini family, one of the oldest families in Rome. Following its sale in 1693, and a devastating fire in 1918, the American billionaire J. Paul Getty purchased the property in the 1960s, transforming it into his seaside home.

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During the restoration, a Roman villa from the 2nd century BC was discovered, and its precious remnants are now exhibited in the hotel’s museum. For several decades, this was the home of J. Paul Getty, who, alongside art historian Federico Zeri, decorated it with unique furnishings from the 15th and 17th centuries and precious artwork from around the world. The villa’s recent history began in the 1980s, when the private home was purchased by the Sciò family, who used it as their private residence until 1989. In 1990, Roberto Sciò returned it to its original function of hospitality, and since then, the villa has operated as an elegant and refined five-star luxury hotel not far from Rome and member of The Leading Hotels of the World.
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