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Carloforte

Carloforte

A look on Carloforte
Giuseppe Murru

Carloforte
Ana Del Castillo

Carloforte
Ana Del Castillo

Carloforte

Carloforte

Carloforte
Ana Del Castillo

Carloforte

Carloforte

Carloforte

Carloforte

Carloforte

Carloforte

Carloforte (U Pàize, or "The village" in Ligurian tabarchino, Carluforti in Sardinian Campidanese) is located on the Island of San Pietro in Sardinia. The island is located about 10 km from the Sardinian coast and, together with the nearby island of Sant'Antioco and with other islets and rocks, forms the Sulcis Archipelago. The island of St. Peter was frequented by man since the Prenurig and Nuraghic period as witnessed by the presence of domus de janas and nuraghi. Around the 8th century BC the Phoenicians built a stable settlement, Inosim (Sparrow Island), with a port, near today's Tower of San Vittorio. The island was later occupied by the punicists; their settlement with remains of fortifications, a temple and a necropolis has been identified in the north of today's inhabited Carloforte.

Carloforte is a Ligurian linguistic island since the island of San Pietro was colonized, after centuries of abandonment, in 1738 by Pegliese from Tabarka, island today connected to the Tunisian coast. The inhabitants of Carloforte still retain the dialect of their Ligurian ancestors, which, for the common passage to the Tunisian island of Tabarka, is called tabarch. The inhabitants of Carloforte are called carlofortini or carolini; talking about themselves, in terms of ethnicity, are called tabarchines.

Its inhabitants started in 1542 from Pegli, coming from Pegli himself and from the neighboring countries of the Ligurian Riviera, and following the Lomellini, a conspicuous Genoese family dedicated to the trades that had had territorial concessions in those places, settled on the Tunisian coast in the island of Tabarka near Tunis, where they hired coral and engaged in trade and trade until 1738; came for this purpose "tabarchins". In 1738 a part of the tabarchins, headed by Agostino Tagliafico, asked King Carlo Emanuele III of Savoy to colonize, near Sardinia, the island of the Sparrows (Accipitrum Insula) then deserted and today called St. Peter's Island; in the last few years, Tabarka had dropped the coral, and their political and commercial misadventures continued with the various rais governments in the territories of North Africa; the Lomellini's concession had become less profitable, and the disagreements with rays that made them free or vice versa made them slaves depending on who ruled in Tunis or Algiers at that time. For this reason, tired of these harassment, they asked the Sardinian king a place to continue their trade, especially in spices and fine fabrics, with the rest of the Mediterranean. Sparvieri Island was chosen, through regular infidelity.

The earliest periods of colonization were severe because of the presence of unhealthy areas, resulting in real epidemics that decimated the population; Following the land reclamation, the colony managed to improve its conditions and prosper, supported by the arrival of other settlers from Tabarka, and a group of families coming directly from Liguria. A large swampy area near the village was saline, which turned out to be very profitable. A second settlement of settlers from Tabarka was in 1770 in the nearby island of Sant'Antioco, on the side facing the island of San Pietro, where the town of Calasetta was founded.

Carloforte lives every year twinning celebrations with Pegli. Carloforte's architecture, culture, customs and uses are also strictly Ligurian. The Caroline population carries with it several characters of art, culture, politics, weapons, arts and crafts since 1738 to pass through the Savoy era to the present day. Part of the population is dispersed in different cities all over the world, especially in port, not only by necessity but by maritime vocation, and many return from old to the home country. To date there are still strong links between the relations between Carloforte and the families spread throughout the Ligure, and some that remained in North Africa (until the 1950s). Today there are countless places where there are small communities of Carolini residents, to name but a few in Sardinia and in peninsular Italy, in the USA, France, Germany, Spain, Morocco, Tunisia, Argentina, Australia, Uruguay, Peru, Chile, Gibraltar, Buenos Aires Boca and Bonifacio in Corsica. Although Ligurian culture and language, the specific characteristics of tabarchins, while remaining understandable to the other Ligurians of other regions, are recognized as well distinguishable by their peculiarities.

Municipality of Carloforte
Province of South Sardinia
Sardinia Region

Inhabitants: 6.211
Center Altitude: 10 m s.l.m.

The Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia

Protected natural areas:
The Columns - Natural Monument

Municipality of Carloforte
Via Garibaldi 72 - Carloforte (SU)
Tel. 0781-8589200

The fruit of an overlapping Ligurian-African-Sardinian food culture, draws its name from the Tunisian island of Tabarca, which saw in 1542 the establishment of a coral fishermen colony from Liguria (in particular from Pegli ). When the coral reefs became impoverished, relations with Arab populations deteriorated. In 1738, the first nucleus of tabarchins moved away; in Sardinia, at the invitation of Carlo Emanuele III of Savoy, and disembark & ​​ograve; on the island of St. Peter, then uninhabited, where fond & ograve; a new municipality Carloforte. In addition to coral, these overseas Ligurians have learned to work tuna.

The cuisine of tabarchina & egrave; mainly influenced by Ligurian cuisine: and among all, the pestu , which seals various types of pasta represented, such as curses or trophies. The bond with the land of origin also maintained by fugasse, panissa and fainò. Other characteristic features are cassolla (fish soup), cappunadda (caponata tabarchina), bobba (dried bean soup) and the purpu accummudau cue patatte (octopus with potatoes).

But the real protagonist of the Carlofortina gastronomy, & egrave; undoubtedly the tuna, of which you eat almost everything like the gurezi (tuna esophagus) and u belu (tuna stomach), the musciame (the meat fillet), the figatellu (rare lettuce or semen), the buzzonaglia (meat close to the bone) and are also eatable u barbasallu (slip), a strinca (lace) and u fruntale (front). There is also the recipe for the roasted tuna on tabarkina style which, by a notarial deed by the Cagliari Academy delegation, has entered in full title among the dishes of the carlofortin gastronomic tradition.

Acquadulci, Sardinia to be discovered

From the hotel Aquadulci Chia - Cagliari - you depart for diving in the crystal clear waters aboard a schooner of wood, you surf on the waves by practicing windsurfing and explores the mediterranean maquis of the Hinterland

The Legend of the unfaithful beauty from Carloforte

A story of beauty, betrayal and a ruthless invasion

Next or present Events

  • Tabarchino Cus Cus Festival
    25-04-2019
    Feasts

    Add to calendar 2019-04-25 2019-04-25 Europe/Rome Tabarchino Cus Cus Festival Carloforte

  • St. Peter's Feast
    29-06-2019
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-06-29 2019-06-29 Europe/Rome St. Peter's Feast Devotion to Saint Peter dates back to the origins of the colony. The worship for the saint of coral and tangerine protectors revolved around the little church of the Fountains. The festivities end in the evening with an evocative procession at sea and, later, a fireworks show in music time. Religious devotion played an important role in promoting the divine blessing in sea-based enterprises, given the strong maritime tradition of the population, and in the decline of Tonnara, an important asset of the past centuries, an undertaking to which the entire population participated. Carloforte

    Devotion to Saint Peter dates back to the origins of the colony. The worship for the saint of coral and tangerine protectors revolved around the little church of the Fountains. The festivities end in the evening with an evocative procession at sea and, later, a fireworks show in music time. Religious devotion played an important role in promoting the divine blessing in sea-based enterprises, given the strong maritime tradition of the population, and in the decline of Tonnara, an important asset of the past centuries, an undertaking to which the entire population participated.

  • Crêuza de Mä. Music for Film
    From 25-10-2019
    To 27-10-2019
    Festival

    Add to calendar 2019-10-25 2019-10-27 Europe/Rome Crêuza de Mä. Music for Film A show featuring the music in the films that takes place in Carloforte. It is part of the initiative "Cinema Islands", which is made up of 4 events, including "Thoughts and Words" (Asinara Island), "The Case of the Actress" (La Maddalena Island), "One Night in Italy "(Tavolara Island) and precisely " Crêuza de Mä" in Carloforte (St. Peter's Island). Carloforte

    A show featuring the music in the films that takes place in Carloforte. It is part of the initiative "Cinema Islands", which is made up of 4 events, including "Thoughts and Words" (Asinara Island), "The Case of the Actress" (La Maddalena Island), "One Night in Italy "(Tavolara Island) and precisely " Crêuza de Mä" in Carloforte (St. Peter's Island).

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  • Feast of Our Lady of the Slave
    15-11-2019
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-11-15 2019-11-15 Europe/Rome Feast of Our Lady of the Slave The Madonna (a small wooden statue), probably a small pole of a yacht sailboat on the beach by marosi, was found by the young tabacchinian Nicola Moretto slave in Nabeul Beach, Tunis, on November 15, 1800. The find of the "Madonnina Nera" was welcomed as a divine signal by slaves in the land of Africa, but above all as exhortation and comfort to endure tribulations and persecutions. Bringing on the island of St. Peter in their emigration from the liberated slaves, the Madonna remained a strong symbol of faith but, outside of the strictly religious significance, also of freedom and of strong union of the community. The feast of the Madonna dello Schiavo is undoubtedly the most felt by the Carolian community and for several years this holiday is also renewed in Pegli on the last Sunday of November. The Virgin of the Slave is dedicated to the homonymous church located on Via XX Settembre, where the statue is worshiped. Carloforte

    The Madonna (a small wooden statue), probably a small pole of a yacht sailboat on the beach by marosi, was found by the young tabacchinian Nicola Moretto slave in Nabeul Beach, Tunis, on November 15, 1800. The find of the "Madonnina Nera" was welcomed as a divine signal by slaves in the land of Africa, but above all as exhortation and comfort to endure tribulations and persecutions. Bringing on the island of St. Peter in their emigration from the liberated slaves, the Madonna remained a strong symbol of faith but, outside of the strictly religious significance, also of freedom and of strong union of the community. The feast of the Madonna dello Schiavo is undoubtedly the most felt by the Carolian community and for several years this holiday is also renewed in Pegli on the last Sunday of November. The Virgin of the Slave is dedicated to the homonymous church located on Via XX Settembre, where the statue is worshiped.

Past Events

  • The Girotonno 2018
    From 24-05-2018
    To 27-05-2018
    Festival

Other Events

  • June - GiroTonno . Cultural and gastronomic event taking place on the island of San Pietro in the tune of tuna. For further information visit the site.
  • End of August - Carloforte Music Festival. Housed at the Teatro Mutua, the event brings to Carloforte the best young interpreters of classical music not only Europe. Among the hosted artists we remember Anna Tifu, Philippe Raskin, the Berliner Camerata. For further information visit the site.
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