International chefs, live cooking and meetings , all in the name of an ancient tradition : tuna fishing . These will be the ingredients of the Girotonno 2016, the exhibition dedicated to the valorisation of the ancient culture of tuna fishing and of the tonnare, 14th edition will take place in Carloforte, on the island of San Pietro, from the 2nd to 5th of June, with the participation of by two extraordinary italian singers Antonello Venditti and Mario Biondi. Chefs from 6 different countries of the world will show how to cook the Mediterranean bluefin tuna, one of the most valuable species with high nutrive characteristics, and is highly prized by the Japanese for the preparation of sushi. Here in Carloforte the tuna is fished in a sustainable manner the old fashion way in the tonnara (fishing nets) of San Pietro , according to the fishing tradition of this island that is renewed from 1738 in one of the few still active tonnare in the Mediterranean sea and that still today preserves the ancient rituals the mattanza (the catching of the tuna).
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A charming location, consisting of towering cliffs overlooking deep sea, composed of thousands of shades of green and blue, the Gulf of Mezzaluna offers a unique pebble beach, accessible only by sea.
On the eastern side, the Bue Marino cliff presents itself with numerous underwater caves, all at sea level including a large open cave with an arch shape.
The reef is reachable starting from the port of Carloforte, following the Provincial Road 103 heading south following the signs for the Golfo di Mezzaluna.
The coves can only be reached by sea.Continua...
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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Also called spiaggia di Lucaise (Lucaise beach), its located between the beaches of Bobba and Geniò. Characterized by rocks and gravel, it has transparent and shimmering waters of a turquoise color that will stand out in front of the small island of the Geniò and in front of le Colonne.
Uncrowded even in high season it's the ideal beach for those seeking privacy and relaxation.
It can be reached by taking the Provincial Road 103, starting from the center of Carloforte following the road to the beaches. After the Bobba proceed following the directions and continue in 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.