Carloforte - Carbonia Iglesias (CI)

Carloforte with its 6.000 inhabitants is the only comune of the San Pietro island, located in the southwestern tip of Sardinia. The island is connected by regular ferry service to Portovesme and Calasetta.

Of vulcanic origins San Pietro with a surface of 51 square chilometres is 10 km long and about 8 km wide. The island in general is mountainous, especially on the western coast. The eastern part is more soft and offers some bays and sandy beaches.

In the 18th century San Pietro were colonized by Ligurian fishermen which were expelled from the Tabarka, a town in Tunisia. The population achieved a certain prosperity through the caught of red Tuna fish: every year in May big shoals pass by and are caught with an traditional method called the Mattanza.

Carloforte is a lively and pittoresque comune located directly on the sea with a nice eslplanade, narrow roads and a central main place. There are a lot of shops which offer local potteries and other handicrafts, groceries, bars and restaurants. The cuisine of Carloforte is very tasty and a type of Mediterranean cross-over: the main ingredients are Genoese Pesto sauce, Trofie (a twisted pasta of Ligurian origin), Couscous and obviously Tuna.



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