Entrenched in garden-filled grounds rife with lush blooms and fragrant jasmine and citrus trees, Palazzo Murat manages to feel private and secluded from the crowds, despite its central location in Positano’s pedestrian zone. Once home to king of Naples Gioacchino Murat (who was also Napoleon’s brother-in-law), the 18th-century palazzo drips with bright bougainvillea and its elegant white-walled interiors—furnished with antiques, oil paintings, and pretty decorative-tile floors—feel like a private residence. The pool is especially delightful, flanked by a lawn studded with chic sunbeds and bordered by a storybook backdrop of pastel-hued homes stacked higgledy-piggledy along the hillside. Also set in the gardens is the charming Al Palazzo restaurant, which culls ingredients from its vegetable garden and twinkles with candlelight in the evenings. As for the guest rooms, soothing white hues are accented by pops of blue or lemon yellow, while French doors open onto lovely balconies with views of the gardens, town, or sea.