Carloforte is a charming little town perched modestly on a hill, lined with elegant mansions and discreet palaces and peppered with palm trees. Many architectural elements remind us of ancient Liguria, starting with the softly coloured façades and the wrought iron balconies. It's a stunning holiday destination… just picture yourself sipping an aperitif in its shaded squares and getting lost in its alleys and staircases. Sardinia is more than a string of heavenly coves, its tourist-centred Costa Smeralda, Cagliari and hours of trekking through scrubland to reach caves... There is a Sardinia that remains undiscovered, superb and fierce, complementary to the one described above. Look no further and book your sailboat charter in Carloforte today!
The island is surrounded by cliffs with sandy beaches blending into the azure sea. It is the ideal starting point for a cruise to Sardinia (west coast) or to sail to the Tunisian coast which is about 110 miles away.
The Sardinian culture is based on its Nuraghic civilisation, which appeared around 1800 BC. This gives life to a very complex social structure organized around the famous "Nuraghi" that you can find scattered all over the island. Sardinia has about 7000 of them! The Nuraghi are groups of dwellings, with walls surrounded by stone towers. Su Nuraxi of Barumini, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, is the best known of the Marmilla. But the region has many other interesting places to visit, such as the Cuccurada Nuraghe in Mògoro.
You’ll need to first fly into Cagliari-Elmas Airport and then take a regional flight to Saint Pietro Island. Cagliari airport is well serviced by major European air carriers so getting to your sailboat charter in Carloforte should be pretty straight-forward.
The climate here is described as warm-temperate. The prevailing winds are the Mistral in the northwest and the Sirocco in the southeast. The climate is cool and humid in winter but very hot, dry and sunny in summer. The town of Carloforte is located in a sheltered position, on the east side of the island, and is not particularly affected by winter storms. The port of Carloforte is very well equipped, with facilities for sports and leisure activities, is large, comfortable and well protected. The average annual precipitation is 400 mm for 85 days, which is relatively low.
To reserve your sailboat charter in Carloforte at the cheapest price, we advise you to book at least six months in advance. This advance will also allow you to anticipate the price of plane tickets and to stick to your budget. GlobeSailor advisors are at your disposal for any enquiries you may have.
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