There is an arch in the middle of Solferino Street facing Piazza Repubblica, known to all the islanders as the “archióttu”.
When and why this name was given, no one knows for sure. But many people say that this arch was constructed sometime near the end of the eighteenth century and that it was the door to the garden of the Rapallo family, at that time one of the wealthiest families of Carloforte.
This place is perhaps one of the most photographed corners of Carloforte. It has been the subject of many paintings and sketches, and visitors who visit the town in summer often stop to admire it and have their photograph taken in front of it. Even the islanders gather for photographs in front of s'archiottu on different occasions, for example to celebrate a birthday or during the Carloforte Carnival when groups of friends get together.
Its picturesque charm inspires the local people to use the steps in front of the arch as an informal meeting place in the summer, where people read poems or sing and play traditional songs in front of this piece of Carloforte’s history.
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Located north of the island of San Pietro, Punta delle Oche is a beautiful cliff, which descends to the sea with impressive gorges and caves.
The cave is accessible only by sea and only with small boats. It offers visitors a fascinating display of colors, with light on a clear and transparent sea.
A spectacular destination for those who love scuba diving and snorkeling, it offers a varied and colorful seascape.
The cliffs of Punta delle Oche is accessible by land, leaving Carloforte towards the Salita Rombi. At the first fork, take the road Continua...
A very simple delicious dish, this traditional Carloforte recipe is based on onions.
The preparation is very simple. Prepare white onions for cooking by removing the papery outer layer and washing them. Cut them in half vertically, but leave the root portion intact. Boil them gently in water for about five minutes. Drain and carefully separate the outer layers from the center, reserving the outer layers for stuffing later.
Boil unpeeled potatoes until tender and drain. Peel and mash the potatoes into a puree, and add bea Continua...
Guidi is a white sandy beach, with clear, turquoise waters, divided in half by tuff rocks. The seabed goes slowly increasing and, after a sandy area, it alternating with patches of posidonia (Neptune grass).
Situated a few kilometers from the center of Carloforte, it's reachable on the SP 7bis, proceeding for about 5 km.
You must park in the parking lot of the restaurant in front of the street accessing the beach, then walk down the trail.
On the beach there is a kiosk bar, open only in summer.