The Girin beach recalls the white sandy beaches and the finest tropical atolls of the Pacific. Sheltered from the strong mistral wind, it features crystal clear waters of an intense turquoise color and a shallow sandy bottom. Thick Mediterranean scrub and pine trees surround the beach and perfume the air. It’s frequented mostly by families with children, who enjoy spending the day in this incredible piece of heaven.
It is located along the east coast, nearly 3 km from Carloforte, along the main road that leads to all the beaches.
As soon as you reach the dirt parking lot, continue on foot, past a refreshment stand. After a dozen meters, you will reach your destination.
There is no lifeguard rescue and is not accessible to people with reduced mobility due to a flight of stone steps leading to the beach.
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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...
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.
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 semoli Continua...