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Sant'Antioco and Carloforte

two wild islands still to discover!

Carloforte

The Island of San Pietro is, for extension, 51 sq km, the second island of the Sulcis archipelago. Its coasts are high and rocky, washed by a limpid sea, while the interior is covered by a thick Mediterranean scrub, Aleppo pine, rosemary and dwarf palm. In its cliffs the Corsican gull and the queen's hawk nest.

Carloforte is the only town on the island. It was founded by a colony of Ligurian fishermen from Tabarka, an island off the coast of Tunisia. The Ligurian origin of its inhabitants can be found in the dialect, in the traditions, in the customs, in the town planning of the town, as can be seen by visiting its historical center.
The island of San Pietro can be reached by ferry, about 30-40 minutes crossing, from Calasetta or from Portoscuso.

The northern and western coast of the island of San Pietro is the wildest and most untouched. It is characterized by the succession of protrusions and recesses that fall to the sea, with heights even reaching 150 meters.
The only beach located on the west coast is La Caletta, which is also the largest.

Sant'Antioco

Sant'Antioco is located in the province of Carbonia-Iglesias and is actually a small island that connects to Cagliari (90 km) through an artificial isthmus; within this territory we find both the municipality of Sant'Antioco, both that of Calasetta and the tourist villages of Maladroxia and Cussorgia.

To this day it seems to be a fishing village emerging from an impressionist watercolor, with its colorful houses surrounded by the remains of a Savoyard bulwark.

Sant'Antioco stands on an ancient Phoenician colony and today it looks like a fishing village emerged from an impressionist watercolor, with its colorful houses surrounded by the remains of a Savoy bulwark.

Sant'Antioco is located in the province of Carbonia-Iglesias and is actually a small island that connects to Cagliari (90 km) through an artificial isthmus; within this territory we find both the municipality of Sant'Antioco, both that of Calasetta that the tourist villages of Maladroxia and Cussorgia and near there are also two uninhabited islets: the Toro and the Vacca.

To visit certainly the coves, the creeks and the most beautiful beaches of the area suitable for the whole family, not to be missed:
Cala Sapone, the Spiaggia Grande, Porto della Signora, Capo Sperone,
Porto Sciusciau.

All places that in summer make the holiday even more interesting because of the different activities to do: from trekking, to snorkeling, to excursions, to explorations of sea caves.