Dark cliffs overlooking the sea, surrounded by water in infinite gradations of blue. Punta delle Colonne is a popular scenic spot to visit, where the dramatic stone columns face off against the sea, the two stacks of trachytic rock standing tall in front of the coastline, like two old soldiers guarding the entrance to the San Pietro canal.
Recently the pillar closest to land was injured by rough sea conditions, suffering some structural damage.
Le Colonne became a Natural Monument in April 1993, and images of The Pillars remain recorded in millions of photographs taken by tourists who wanted them as a backdrop to immortalize a fleeting moment of romance, to cement a friendship or witness the harmonious solidarity of a group photograph, or just proof of a visit to this extraordinary location.
It can be reached by taking the Road 103 starting from the port of Carloforte. The route is the same as the one to reach the beach of Bobba. Once in the parking lot, continue walking on the paved trail along the coast up to the square opposite the two columns.
The trail is also accessible to people with reduced mobility.
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The Saline of Carloforte is a Site of Community Importance (SCI). Here you will find some of the most significant rare waterfowl of Sardinia such as the pink flamingo, the Audouin's gull, the Italian Black-winged stilt, the little egret, the peregrine falcon, the Pied avocet, and the little tern.
Located not far from the center of Carloforte, it had been used for salt production probably since the Punic Ages, but only in 1770 was it turned into an artificial saline by decision of the Savoy Government.
In 1840, all saltworks of Sardinia passed to the State, and in Continua...
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...