Marina Piccola of Sorrento
Marina Piccola is one of the ports in the city of Sorrento, dedicated at one time to the fishermen then transformed into a larger marina. There are moorings for pleasure craft here, along with a working port for the ferries that arrive in Sorrento from Napoli, Salerno, and Capri. In fact, the port authority reports that one-third of the tourists to the Province of Napoli pass through Marina Piccola.
But it's more than a dock, it's a picturesque waterfront that is wedged belong the cliffs that Sorrento is built on. To reach it, you can descend the ramp street from the Villa Comunale, or you can pay a Euro and take the elevator. The top, the Villa Comunale park, is a lovely garden that offers gorgeous views. The bottom, the marina, hosts restaurants and bars and a unique port atmosphere. The "beaches" aren't actually beach - they're elevated boardwalk-like platforms with umbrellas, sun beds and changing cabins!
Enjoy an hour or a day at this colorful attraction where the water ripples below you while you sunbathe and where you can get a great lunch of fresh-caught seafood.
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