Welcome to Carloforte


A short drive south of Carloforte, beach-goers can take to the sand at the Spiagga La Bobba, one of a series of small beaches in the south of the island.


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$137.46 Day Trips & Excursions

Cagliari: San Pietro Island and Carloforte Tour

Benefit from hotel pick-up in the Domus de Maria and Chia area in the south of Sardinia, and then take a scenic drive towards Calasetta to board a ferry to San Pietro Island. Carloforte, with its colorful sights and its harbor, is one of the most enchanting towns in Sardinia and will steal your heart any time of the year. The town preserves the language, customs and culture of Liguria because of its colonization by some families who were originally from Pegli but came from Tabarka, Tunisia. The Church of Novelli Innocenti, dedicated to a tragic shipwreck, the cinema and theater Giuseppe Cavallera, known as "U Palassiu," and the church of Our Lady of the Castaway are fine examples of architectural beauty. On the seafront, it is particularly pleasant to photograph the monument to Carlo Emanuele III of Savoy, inaugurated in 1786, with the sea in the background. The coasts in the vicinity are the jewel of the island. Bobba, wild and bright, or Cala Fico and its sea bed colorful with fish, are just some of the must see destinations. The Columns, two steep cliffs 16 meters high that plunge into the topaz sea, provide a perfect backdrop for pictures. One of the best experiences you can have in Carloforte is undoubtedly enjoying the local specialties. Every year, between May and June, the city explodes in a festival of lights, music and live cooking competitions and events known as the Girotonno, in honor of the ruling fish of the island, made with thousands of imaginative recipes. In April, the picturesque Festival of Tabarkan Couscous, a historical Genoese interpretation of the delicious Tunisian dish, is also quite the event. Upon arrival, take a tour on the island with a local guide, and get the chance to stop and swim in the sea. Take souvenir photos of the amazing landscape, from the picturesque beaches to the dramatic cliffs and rock formations of the sea. Formed by volcanic activity, the island boasts a hilly interior and typical Mediterranean flora of juniper and pine trees. Visit the historical center of Carloforte, founded in the 18th century by around 30 families of coral fishers from Genoa. Learn more about the local traditions and get the chance to encounter dolphins and other wildlife including native falcons. Your local guide will be keen to make the tour as personal as possible. He will assist you with his expertise and recall interesting anecdotes for you before driving you back to your hotel.

$1892.16 Private & Custom Tours

Cagliari: Amazing Mini Cruise Sailboat Private Tour Sleep in

After the pick-up at your hotel we'll drive to the south west for about one hour where we'll get the ferry to San Peter Island.  Discover the beauty of Sardinia south west beaches and coves from the water, small-group sailing trip on the Mediterranean Sea. Meet your local skipper in the Port of Carloforte and walk to your boat. After a safety briefing and introduction to sailing, get ready to leave the Carloforte harbor! During your sailing trip, your skipper will point out great photo opportunities and share interesting stories about the sites and landmarks you pass along the coast, ensuring you have a great day out on the water! Note that the sailing itinerary is subject to change depending on the wind and weather conditions. 2 Days and 1 Night Tour -  Leaving Carloforte around 10AM you'll discover the beauty of San Peter Island, we'll be back for the night at Carloforte harbor, second day towards Iglesias, where you can admire the Sardinian Sugarloaf and the Cove Domestica, we'll be back to Carloforte around 6.30PM. 3 Days and 2 Nights Tours - Around 10AM breafing with the skipper, brunch and off go towards Iglesias, where you can admire the Sardinian Sugarloaf, you'll spend the night close by San Peter Island, second day we'll move to Cape Sperone and sleep there, the third day we'll discover the beaches of Porto Pino with the sand hills and after enjoy the island of San Peter, we'll be back to Carloforte around 6.30PM

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A mine of memories Bike Tour

Arrival day Private transfer to San Salvatore Sinis or independent arrival, overnight. 1st day: The Sinis Peninsula (52 km) Cycling through the fascinating Sinis wetlands where you will see colonies of pink flamingos and finally reach one of the most beautiful spots on the Sardinia island: the white quartz beach of Is Arutas and the Phoenician ruins of Tharros. 2nd day: Costa Verde and dunes of Piscinas (46/54 km) After a transfer to Arborea, you will cycle through the natural beauty spots of the Costa Verde, some of the most savage scenery on the island, to the Piscinas beach with its sands dunes over 50 m high - the highest in Europe. 3rd day: Arbus - Gonnesa. The mines of Sulcis (41 km) This leg takes you back into the ancient mining past of Sardinia, as we pass the fascinating abandoned mines of Ingortosu and Planusartu. After the golden beach of Portixeddu and looming mass of Pan di Zucchero cliff, you admire the old ore washery at Nebida: nestling in the varied colours of the Mediterranean bush, it looks out over the sea at the end of a long descente down 540 steps. 4th day: The island of Carloforte (43 km) After a beautiful descent to Fontanamare, you will reach Portoscuso, and board on the ferry to Carloforte, where locals still fish the Red Tuna fish. From Carloforte, continue to the island of Sant'Antioco and end your day in Calasetta. 5th day: Calasetta - S. Anna Arresi (40 km) Today, you cycling through the meadows, green in springtime and golden yellow in the summer, of Sant'Antioco. At Tratalias, visit the Pisan sanctuary, one of the most important monuments of the Sardinian Romanesque period. Riding along the lake Monte Pranu, savour the quiet peace of the rolling plains of Sulcis. 6th day: Sant'Anna Arresi - Pula. The South Coast (57 km) Final catwalk of your bike tour is the beautiful Costa del Sud with its gleaming white beaches, unspoilt natural landscape and imposing cliffs: Cape Malfatano with its 16th Century tower and Cape Spartivento. At Nora you will visit the ancient Phoenician settlement. Departure day After breakfast, end of services.