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The hidden places of the village of Carloforte – one of the most beautiful in Italy – such as Vico Caprera, the back of the historic Cavallera Theatre, which is 100 years old; the lawns overlooking the sea and the sunset, such as that of the A Cova residence; the garden ‘of notes’, close to the ancient walls built by the first Tabarchini; the most beautiful park on the island of San Pietro, that of the Canale del Generale: two hectares of exotic plants, stone ruins, ups and downs and spectacular views.

These are the locations of the Summer of Bötti du Shcöggiu for this 2022.

Botti means sprouts in Carlofortino and shcöggiu (rock) is the affectionate nickname of the island of San Pietro. After 28 years, the ‘shoots of the rock’ have blossomed with a festival that debuted last summer exceeding all expectations. It was named Marballu’s after the dance of the sea or the nickname of a much-loved person.

Marballu’s Festival will return to fill the island with joy from 1 to 3 September with a rich programme of theatre, dance, circus, music, shows for adults and children at the General’s Canal Park.

It will be preceded by six events, all free of charge, cheered by wines from the Cantine del Sulcis and snacks from Dolce & Salato, starting from the summer solstice:



On 21 June, at 9 p.m., on the occasion of the national event Le isole si accendono and the international music festival, Susanna Mannelli, artistic director and founder of the Bötti du Shcöggiu, will coordinate the spoken word reading of published and unpublished poems. In the Giardino di note, Matteo Dessì’s guitar and Antonio Pinna’s percussion will provide musical accompaniment. The inhabitants are invited to recite the poems sent by themselves and the spectators to write on the spot the lines of a collective poem in a form of instant poetry that ends with the sending of a message in a bottle, to be entrusted to the sea.



Sun d’aixia in ti canti (sound of the breeze in the corners) is the title of three musical events in the most spectacular location of the Bötti du Shcöggiu Summer, the Residenza A Cova. A former barn recovered using bio-architecture, surrounded by green meadows between the beaches of La Bobba and Lucaise, overlooking the sea. Here the breeze is constant and the sunsets, already languid, become unforgettable to the sound of musicians from all over the world. These are concerts and light, warm moments, like a summer breeze, starting at 7.15 pm.

On Monday 11 July, the accordion of the Italian-Japanese Julyo Fortunato and the guitar of the Italian-American Sebastian Trevisan meet between original pieces and great classics.
Both very young, Julyo is the son of wandering musicians and has performed in many ensembles, Sebastian is a student of Californian music schools, both with experience in circus theatre. They form the Frighirifiri duo to accompany them on a journey through Mediterranean sounds, South American rhythms, romantic ballads and jazzy landscapes.

On Sunday 17 July, the Duo Perfetto – formed by the cello of German Robert Witt and the piano of Sardinian Clorinda Perfetto – will have the honour of inaugurating the presence of a piano on the sea in front of the Colonne di Carloforte (a natural monument), for the first time in the history of the Estate dei Botti. The sound will naturally be… perfect. The melodies those of the Argentine tango and milonga. Impossible to resist. Even for those who have already seen them on TV at the Concerti del Quirinale.

On Saturday 30 July, tzigane sounds are the strength of a trio of French origin with multifaceted experience. Clément Brussovsky on guitar, Adèle Salomé on violin and Marcello Oudin on double bass form the Blue Odessa and take turns on vocals that engage the entire audience.


On Thursday 14 July at 9.45 p.m., in the Piazzetta of the Cavallera Theatre, which turns one hundred this year, behind the Promenade, there will be a screening of the silent film Speedy (1928), inspired by a comedian from that era, with a performance entitled Harold Lloyd the Third Genius.


On Monday 1 August, at 8.30 p.m., at the Giardino di Note this year’s traditional performance for ‘fairy tales on the steps’ is a show dedicated to children, but also very interesting for adults, called Curiosella e le Janas (the fairies, in Sardinian). Produced by the company Le voci di Astarte, it is staged by Gloria Uccheddu, with text and direction by Sabrina Barlini.






21 June – 9 pm  – Giardino di Note 

Le isole di accendono (The islands light up) 

Giardino di note


11 July – 19.15 pm – Residenza A Cova (Lucaise)

Sun d’Aixia

Concert in La Cova (Lucaise)

Concert Frighirifiri Duo – guitar and accordion.
Musical aperitif with snacks from Dolce e Salato and wine tastings from Sardinian wineries.



14 July – 9.45 pm – Piazzetta of the Cavallera Theatre

Harold Lloyd, il terzo genio



17 July – 7.15 pm – Residenza A Cova (Lucaise)

Sun d’Aixia

Concert Duo Perfetto – piano and cello.
Musical aperitif with snacks from Dolce e Salato and wine tastings from Sardinian wineries.


30 July – 7.15 pm – Residenza A Cova (Lucaise)

Sun d’Aixia

Concert Trio Blue Odessa – violin and voice, guitar and voice, double bass.
Musical aperitif with snacks from Dolce e Salato and wine tastings from Sardinian wineries.


1 August – 8.30 pm – Giardino di note

Fiabe sugli Scalini (Fairy Tales on the Stairs)

Curiosella and the Janas



1-3 September – from 7 pm – Parco del Generale

Marballu’s Festival

Circus theatre, dance theatre, music, street band.