The Oasis IN LIPU of Carloforte covers an area of 236 hectares in the western part of the island and about 7 km of coastline.
The cliffs overlooking the sea in this area are very high, forming a plateau 130 meters high with deep coves like Cala Vinagra and Cala Fico. This unique and fascinating wild environment is the breeding ground of a very rare species: the Falco della Regina (Queen's Hawk), an extraordinary bird of prey that only reproduces on the sheer cliffs of Mediterranean sea islands.
On this coast every summer, about 100 breeding pairs of falcons arrive from Madagascar to reproduce. This is an important nesting area for many other species of birds as well, such as kestrels, buzzards and the Peregrine falcon, the rare Corsican gull with its unusual coral red beak, the crested cormorant, the Sardinian warbler, the Dartford warbler, the Marmora’s warbler, the subalpine warbler and the blue rock thrush.
It is possible to admire other unique animal species typical of this territory, such as the Tyrrhenian painted frog, an amphibian with heart-shaped pupils and disc-shaped tongue, and the green whip snake, known for its yellow scales.
The area is characterized by scrubland vegetation, with low and scattered shrubs and aromatic plants. Here you may find wild Sea Fennel in bloom, and two important species endemic to Sardinia and Corsica: the Limonium greco and the Seseli of Padre Bocconi. There is also mastic (Lentischio), juniper (Ginestre), rosemary (Rosmarino), myrtle (Mirto) and Aleppo pines (Pini di Aleppo), and a real botanical rarity the native Astragalus Maritime (Astralago Marittimo), which we have chosen as the symbol of our logo.
You can take guided tours by appointment:
Phone +39 338 2776307
Manager: Luciano Durante
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Inside the sheltered bay of Cala Spalmatore, with its reddish rocks and striking green vegetation, is one of the largest and most spectacularly beautiful beaches on the island of San Pietro: La Caletta (The Cove).
Characterized by fine white sand and sheltered by a low cliff, with attractive boulders and reefs that go right into the water from the beach.
The crystal clear water is shallow and of an extraordinary light green and blue color, and the beach floor is sandy, making it particularly suitable for children, especially when the sea is calm. The exception is when the mistral wind blows and sea c Continua...
This is a traditional dish that uses the belu, or tuna stomach, which is one of the most delicious and refined parts of the fish.
You can purchase it fresh or dried. If using the dried version, it must be soaked in water the night before, then rinsed and boiled for about an hour, and drained.
Once cooked, it is cut into strips and browned in a large skillet with coarsely chopped onions, tomato slices and a splash of dry white wine. Add cubes of potato and cook on low heat for an hour. It is not necessary to add salt.
When done, turn of Continua...
Also called spiaggia di Lucaise (Lucaise beach), its located between the beaches of Bobba and Geniò. Characterized by rocks and gravel, it has transparent and shimmering waters of a turquoise color that will stand out in front of the small island of the Geniò and in front of le Colonne.
Uncrowded even in high season it's the ideal beach for those seeking privacy and relaxation.
It can be reached by taking the Provincial Road 103, starting from the center of Carloforte following the road to the beaches. After the Bobba proceed following the directions and continue in Continua...