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Capri Marina Piccola

The bay where, they say, Ulysses was seduced by the sirens.

Just 15 minutes away from the Piazzetta, on the Southern side of the Island of Capri, lies the enchanting Bay of Marina Piccola. Visitors can reach the bay's cobbled beaches by bus, taxi or on foot, walking along either Via Mulo or Via Krupp. Buses and taxis stop in a small plaza, from where a few steps lead to the tiny Church of S. Andrea, built in the early 20th century.

From the church, the steps lead down further to the famous Scoglio delle Sirene, an impressive outcrop which effectively divides the bay in two: into Marina di Pennauro to the left and Marina di Mulo to the right. The name "Siren's rock" was first used in the 1900's, when a group of scholars identified the scoglio delle Sirene as Homer's "flowering meadow" by the sea, hypothesizing that the primitive men of Capri might easily have used the song of their women to entice passing sailors to land here.

The beach of Marina Piccola is one of Capri's most fashionable suntraps, home to a number of super-chic bathing establishments, and fabulous sea-edge restaurants and bars. In the summer months, the Scoglio delle Sirene's small landing wharf is used by boats transporting visitors between Marina Piccola and the Faraglioni rocks.

Sites of interest

Tips

Villa Palomba

Guest Houses

Your home-away-from-home within steps of the Piazzetta: authentic island hospitality c/o Villa Palomba.

Absolute Yacht Charters

Excursions by sea

Unforgettable cruises around Capri and the Mediterranean, aboard your very own luxury yacht!

La Canzone del Mare

Restaurants

Capri's Canzone del Mare is a historic sea edge restaurant in the beautiful Bay of Marina Piccola.

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Restaurants

La Canzone del Mare
Capri's Canzone del Mare is a historic sea edge restaurant in the beautiful...
Torre Saracena
Delicious fish and seafood specialities in a dream location

Restaurants

da Gioia
Fresh fish and sea food in the bay of Marina Piccola

Bathing Establishments

da Gioia
In the Bay of Marina Piccola
La Canzone del Mare
A historic bathing establishment with restaurant and two swimming pools,...
Torre Saracena
In the heart of Marina Piccola.

Excursions by sea

Absolute Yacht Charters
Unforgettable cruises around Capri and the Mediterranean, aboard your very...

3 Star Hotels

Nautilus
Feeling at home on the island of Capri is easy when you're staying at Nautilus,...

Bed & Breakfast

Al Tirrenia Roberts
Just ten minutes away from the Piazzetta, Capri's most luxurious B&B...

Guest Houses

Villa Palomba
Your home-away-from-home within steps of the Piazzetta: authentic island...

House rental

Villa Le Terrazze
Prestigious and panoramic villa in Capri island

Featured hotels

Relais Maresca

4 Star Hotels

One of the most ancient structures existing on the island of Capri, not far from the shore of the charming...

Excelsior Parco

Small Boutique Hotels

Experience the Capri of times past at Excelsior Parco, an early 20th century Liberty style villa transformed...

Capri Tiberio Palace

5 Star Hotels

Contemporay design with a Mediterranean soul. Capri Tiberio Palace Hotel & Spa, a stunning 5 star...

Casa Morgano

Small Boutique Hotels

The most beautiful things come in small packages...