The Cascà is another traditional dish of Carloforte which has its origins in the Tabarka cuisine. It is a variant of the famous couscous, a traditional North African dish.
The dish is based on a semolina grain preparation, steamed and seasoned with vegetables and chickpeas. Its preparation is simple if you use ready-to-cook semolina and a couscous steamer. While the semolina is being prepared, saute’ a variety of vegetables cut into small pieces: cauliflower, onions, carrots, eggplant, and zucchini. When the vegetables are tender, add boiled, drained chickpeas and season to taste. When the semolina is cooked, combine with the vegetables. Best served warm.
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The Conca is located in the Gulf of Mezzaluna. It shows a background of rocks and cliffs overlooking the sea and crystal clear waters.
An ideal destination for diving enthusiasts, thanks to the rocks overlooking the sea bordering a deep water natural pool.
Here there are numerous grottoes on the water, suitable for caving enthusiasts.
It can be reached from the harbor of Carloforte, along the provincial road 102, following the signs.
The parking area is an unguarded dirt road. There are no beach facilit Continua...
"Love is ... to get married on the island of San Pietro".
Over the past decade, many couples have chosen to celebrate their wedding on the island of San Pietro, in one of the picturesque streets of the old town or on one of the many beautiful beaches in Carloforte. They came from many parts of Italy: Milan, Palermo, Turin, Naples, Trieste and Venice, and also from abroad: England, Ireland, France, Hungary and even Australia.
Among those who have chosen this location for their wedding was Barbara Serra, a famous reporter, BBC collab Continua...
The largest number of tuna fished in a single fishing session (the traditional name is “mattanza”) was 2047. It took place in May 31, 1909, and is still referred to as "du Lallan", the nickname of Angelo Pomata who was the Rais of Isola Piana, who commanded and directed the record breaking Mattanza.
Although it may seem incredible, due to the potential danger, major accidents have never occurred during the numerous mattanze, mainly due to dexterity of the fishermen. The only known accident with fatal consequences occurred in 1914.& Continua...