La Posta Vecchia is a luxurious resort, a mere 40 minute drive away from central Rome. It was was built in 1640 on Roman ruins, it offers extra-large luxury rooms with antique furniture. In 1960, the property was purchased by the American Industrialist Jean Paul Getty, who financed an extensive restoration program to restore the villa to its original glory. Getty furnished the building with precious artifacts which he had collected during his extensive travels throughout the world.
It was only after Getty’s death that the estate was transformed in exquisite 19 bedroom hotel, its rooms still adorned with priceless artworks and antiquities from the late millionaire’s extremely personal collection. La Posta Vecchia is set on the coast between Rome and Civitavecchia, overlooking the Mediterranean sea, and offers a free private beach with sun loungers and parasols.
Guests can relax in the hotel’s indoor swimming pool and Turkish bath. All rooms are very spacious and air conditioned. They come with free Wi-Fi, a minibar and a flat-screen TV with DVD player. Breakfast is buffet style and the Michelin starred restaurant, The Caesar, serves organic Mediterranean cuisine out on the terrace overlooking the sea. Price per night start at $588.
Larry Ellison, Oracle co-founder and Director, bought 98 percent of the island of Lanai for $600 million. He own Rising Sun, yacht, whose value is estimated at $377 million. Now, he is selling 2.62-acre compound on the east shore of Lake Tahoe for $28.5 million. Surely he ran out of money and had to sell it?
The property, located in Glenbrook, Nevada includes a 9,242-square foot main house with six bedrooms, eight full bathrooms and one half-bathroom. There is a soundproof screening room, a gym, a billiard room, a library and a sauna. The master-bedroom wing has two dressing rooms and two bathrooms, each with a handcrafted wooden ofuro, a Japanese soaking tub.
Larry Ellison Lists Lake Tahoe Compound for $28.5 Million
In addition to the main house, there is a 1,326-square-foot, two-bedroom, three-bath guesthouse and another 2,934-square-foot lakefront home with five bedrooms, three full baths and two half-baths.
The property sits on 230 feet of lake frontage with a private white-sand beach, two piers, a floating dock, two buoys and a rock breakwater. A 426-square-foot lakeside cabana has a sun deck and a built-in barbecue on the roof. Nearby, a hot tub also looks out over the lake. The grounds include terraced gardens, a pond, a stream, a small waterfall, a heated driveway and patios, a state-of-the-art security system and a guardhouse.
Mr. Ellison assembled the Glenbrook property over three years. In 2006, he paid $11.7 million for the main house and 1.6 acres. He then paid $3.3 million for two additional parcels in 2009.