STORIES

Islanders recount the island

To get to know Carloforte, there is nothing better than listening to its stories. Words of sailors, stories of lateen sails, of giant tuna caught in a distant May, of small miracles born in the kitchen. Stories of those who were born on the island. Stories of those who have always loved the island.


Gastronomy

Flavours of Carloforte

Memories, curiosities and recipes of Carloforte’s home cooking told by a Carlofortina.

by Vannisa Biggio

History & Culture

The galanzieri

The Galanzieri were Carloforte sailors who, at the beginning of the 20th century, transported by sea the lead mineral galena or galanza, which they loaded from the nearby mines of Sulcis Iglesiente

by Nicolo Capriata

History & Culture History & Culture

Saint Peter? The first mystery is in the name

In the collective imagination, but also frequently in reality, every island holds within it a series of mysteries of varying magnitude that increase its fascination.

by Nicolo Capriata

Tales

Longlines

The tense north wind sterilises the cold and odourless air, not even the boat gives off its characteristic and familiar scent while the horizon stretches beyond its usual boundaries, lit by the first light of dawn.

by Andrea Luxoro

Temporary residence

“… And the little houses, scattered over all the slopes of the island, seem, from a distance, not to have been built there, but to have been placed there by an imaginative “presepita” in search of a picturesque effect…”.

by Andrea Luxoro

Culture

The Carlofortini

The people of Carlofore are obviously not only proud of their town and their identity, they like their diversity and historical uniqueness, they slyly enjoy being an amalgam of different peoples and eras, having crossed the Mediterranean from the 1500s to the present day.

by Luca Navarra

Language

A brief handbook for the polyglot tourist

A few days after arriving on the island of San Pietro, after getting to know each other on the shoreline or during an aperitif with some talkative islander, you may be gleefully subjected to the Tabarchino test.

by Andrea Luxoro

Tales

Facussa

Facussa seed has been handed down in the family since time immemorial, from father, grandfather and grandfather’s father – it comes from the Arabs, because the people of Carloforte used to live there, and since they were clever they brought it back to Sardinia…

by Andrea Luxoro