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Marina Piccola

Fifteen minutes from the Piazzetta on the south side of the island of Capri lies the bay of Marina Piccola. Marina Piccola can be reached by bus, taxi or by foot along Via Mulo or Via Krupp. Once in the small square, where the main bus stop and taxi rank are situated, visitors need only descend a few steps to admire the tiny Church of St Andrea, built in 1900.

Continuing the descent one arrives at the legendary Scoglio delle Sirene which divides the inlet into two distinct bays: to the left Marina di Pennauro and to the right Marina di Mulo. The name sirene or "siren" was used for the first time at the start of the last century when a group of scholars wanted to identify the rock as Homer's "flowered meadow on the sea", hypothesising that the primitive man of Capri would have made use of the seductive tones of his females to induce sailors to land here.

The bay is now part of an extremely fashionable area, with a number of bathing establishments and snack bar; during the summer boats sail back and forth carrying passengers between the small wharf of the Scoglio delle Sirene and the Faraglioni rocks.

Marina Piccola a Capri

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