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.
Carloforte was founded by a colony of Pegliesi settlers who had moved to Tabarka, a Tunisian island, around 1540 to engage in coral fishing. From there, almost two centuries later, they transmigrated to San Pietro Island.
The Tabarkan language is not only ancient and diverse, but on the island of San Pietro it is spoken by everyone, regardless of age and social level. Even at public meetings of the City Council you can intervene in dialect, and at weddings performed by civil ceremony the bride and groom can (and many do) pronounce the formula for the fateful “I do” in Tabarkino. Furthermore, children are taught Tabarkine lullabies and rhymes at home and in school. The elementary schools in Carloforte have even created a spelling book for schoolchildren. From a linguistic point of view, Tabarkino has unique spelling rules, vocabulary, and grammar.
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The Oasis IN LIPU of Carloforte covers an area of 236 hectares in the western part of the island and about 7 km of coastline.
The cliffs overlooking the sea in this area are very high, forming a plateau 130 meters high with deep coves like Cala Vinagra and Cala Fico. This unique and fascinating wild environment is the breeding ground of a very rare species: the Falco della Regina (Queen's Hawk), an extraordinary bird of prey that only reproduces on the sheer cliffs of Mediterranean sea islands.
On this coast every summer, ab Continua...
Cantagalline is a tiny beach, discreet, hidden by trees at the foot of a hill, and unknown to most people. In fact, it is usually frequented by people from Carloforte and those who live nearby.
Is located north of the village, about 5 km from the center, taking the SP to La Punta, turning towards Taccarossa.
You can park close to the nearby Museo del Mare, a few steps from the beach .
There are no facilities, no lifeguard rescue, and no dining options.
This is a traditional dish that uses the belu, or tuna stomach, which is one of the most delicious and refined parts of the fish.
You can purchase it fresh or dried. If using the dried version, it must be soaked in water the night before, then rinsed and boiled for about an hour, and drained.
Once cooked, it is cut into strips and browned in a large skillet with coarsely chopped onions, tomato slices and a splash of dry white wine. Add cubes of potato and cook on low heat for an hour. It is not necessary to add salt.
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