With its lavish red stucco façade and large terraces, the Palazzo Santa Croce, a 17th-century baroque palace, catches the eye of all who visit Positano, this charming and colourful village on the Amalfi Coast. Perched on a steep hill, the Palazzo Santa Croce of Il San Pietro di Positano overlooks the sea. Its interior design reflects both its glorious architecture and natural setting: sumptuous and opulent, with frescoes, period canvases depicting the life of Alexander the Great and traditional earthenware tiles. Inspired by the famous thermal baths of Rome, a private relaxation area with a swimming pool, sauna and Turkish bath reaffirms the famous Roman belief of Salus per aquam, health through water. Enjoy moments of conviviality in this palace’s vast lounge or head down to the bay to savour its beauty and perhaps catch a glimpse of the area’s legendary mermaids.