Carloforte is located on the island of San Pietro, in the southwest of Sardinia in the former province of Sulcis. The island is about 6 miles from the Sardinian coast and, together with the neighboring island of Sant'Antioco, forms the archipelago of Sulcis.
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Tabarkinois spoken by more than 85% of the inhabitants of Carloforte, but it is not recognized as a "language" by the Italian law that protects minority languages. Luckily, Tabarkino does not need protection. Ancient and unusual, impossible to hear spoken anywhere else in the world apart from the neighboring town of Calasetta, Tabarkino is a language similar to that in use among the Pegliesi settlers of the sixteenth century, ancestors of people from Carloforte, with some Arabic, Sicilian and French influence.
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The Giunco as the locals call it, is the longest beach on the island. It is located less than 2 km from the town, just past Corso Battellieri.
It owes its name from the large amount of rattan plants that border the beach which has the benefit of having very shallow waters that continues for a long distance from the beach. With warm waters and a sheltered position, this is a great area for children to play peacefully.
It is the only beach on the island that has an area reserved for visitors with dogs.
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Geniò is a small cove characterized by rocks and coarse sand, in which stands the homonymous rock, near Le Colonne.
It is a beach suitable for children with shallow and safe waters. A bit beyond the shore the depths are stunning, suitable for underwater fishing and diving.
It can be reached from the port of Carloforte taking the SP 103 out of the harbor. The directions to reach it are visible along the roadway.
The beach doesn't have a controlled parking and there are no dining options. There is no lifeguard rescue. Suited to all Continua...
There is something different about Carloforte, something that even first-time visitors feel when they embark on the ferry that will carry them to the island, that tells them they are entering a very special “world”. Those who already know something about the history and anthropological facts that characterize the town and the community will also feel this sense of anticipation, that they are going somewhere very special.
The first thing that immediately catches the attention of the traveler is the accent of the islanders. Ancient and particular, you will not hear it spoken anywhere Continua...