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A yacht charter in Carloforte is ideal for discovering the coastal towns of southern Sardinia and exploring the surrounding islands of Sant'Antioco. Carloforte is a charming little town on the island of San Pietro located in the southwest of Sardinia. It was founded by the Genoese and still preserves the language and traditions of Liguria.
San Pietro Island is located northwest of Sant'Antioco, opposite the southern coast of the Sulcis. Its inhabitants are almost all concentrated in Carloforte, a picturesque town that owes its name to the House of Savoy, with its parallel streets, its rectangular squares and its somewhat retro look. San Pietro is like a miniature Sardinia with hilly areas, ponds, salt works, a coastline lined with cliffs and long sandy beaches to the east.
Carloforte, the only commune on the island of San Pietro, is the perfect place for a pleasant stroll. The old part of the village, with its regular layout in keeping with Piedmontese tradition, is representative of the Ligurian villages: narrow streets, stairs announced by connecting arches, high houses with pastel facades and balconies with corbels. The churches, simple and harmonious, as well as the island's museum, housed in the Fortino Emanuele III, deserve attention.
Carloforte enjoys a unique character combining the two roles of both fishing port and tourist destination. The coastline of the town consists mainly of beautiful beaches alternating with rocky coves such as Cala Fico. The town is famous among divers for its natural bay and rich seabed.
To discover this only inhabited village on the island of San Pietro, opt for a yacht charter in Carloforte and choose the style of boat that suits you according to the activities you wish to do on the island and the length of time you would like.
Discover the upper town, where you will find ancient walls and a small historical museum. You will be charmed by the beauty and originality of this island and its mild climate which attracts more and more tourists and yachtsmen.
Thing of a visit to Carloforte during the May/June period?
‘Girotonno’ is an international bluefin tuna cooking competition, which attracts crowds at the end of May/early June each year. On San Pietro Island, where traditional tuna fishing (la miattanza) is still practiced, teams compete to come up with the best culinary delicacies incorporating this coveted fish. Concerts and other events are held so there really is something to please everyone!
A thousand-year-old history
A yacht charter in Carloforte is the best way to appreciate its nuraghi: These 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. They were built by the Nuraghic civilisation which first appeared in Sardinia around 1800 BC. Sardinia has about 7000 of them! But the region has many other interesting places to visit, such as the Cuccurada Nuraghe in Mògoro.
Extraordinary natural beauty: Is Cannoneris forest
The forest of Is Cannoneris, considered one of the richest forests in the Sulcis region, is an important pole of attraction from a tourist point of view, because of the beauty of its flora and fauna. Indeed, it is not rare to encounter Sardinian deer or other animals here! Not only the main roads, but also the paths that run through this forest are excellently marked out for hikers. This vast forest, which covers 4,768 hectares and peaks at 979 metres, is entirely covered with holm oak woods, Mediterranean scrub and conifer trees. Is Cannoneris, located in the municipalities of Pula, Domus de Maria and Villa San Pietro, also includes the Piscina Manna complex in the territory of Pula. In addition, this forest is home to numerous creeks where seasonal water streams flow, the main ones being: Mitza su Filisargiu, Rio Isca de Crapitta, Canal de su Marigosu, Riu sa Truba e Sa Para, Riu su Pizianti, Canale Medau Angiu.
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