Piccola means small, and so Marina Piccola is a smaller marina across the island from Marina Grande. It is a small village on the island’s southern landing place, set in a charming inlet at the foot of Monte Solaro.
A lido is a beach, and not surprisingly, there are several nice ones here, as well as some excellent restaurants and cafés.
Originally a cluster of fishermen’s houses overlooking two small beaches, Marina Piccola is located near the famous Faraglioni and Siren's rock, dedicated to mythical enchantresses.
At the turn of the century, this spot was popular with foreigner painters, evidence of which can be found in art museums worldwide. These days, Marina Piccola is best known for its bathing beaches and restaurants.