Tabarkinois spoken by more than 85% of the inhabitants of Carloforte, but it is not recognized as a "language" by the Italian law that protects minority languages. Luckily, Tabarkino does not need protection. Ancient and unusual, impossible to hear spoken anywhere else in the world apart from the neighboring town of Calasetta, Tabarkino is a language similar to that in use among the Pegliesi settlers of the sixteenth century, ancestors of people from Carloforte, with some Arabic, Sicilian and French influence.
Carloforte was founded by a colony of Pegliesi settlers who had moved to Tabarka, a Tunisian island, around 1540 to engage in coral fishing. From there, almost two centuries later, they transmigrated to San Pietro Island.
The Tabarkan language is not only ancient and diverse, but on the island of San Pietro it is spoken by everyone, regardless of age and social level. Even at public meetings of the City Council you can intervene in dialect, and at weddings performed by civil ceremony the bride and groom can (and many do) pronounce the formula for the fateful “I do” in Tabarkino. Furthermore, children are taught Tabarkine lullabies and rhymes at home and in school. The elementary schools in Carloforte have even created a spelling book for schoolchildren. From a linguistic point of view, Tabarkino has unique spelling rules, vocabulary, and grammar.
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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...
A very simple delicious dish, this traditional Carloforte recipe is based on onions.
The preparation is very simple. Prepare white onions for cooking by removing the papery outer layer and washing them. Cut them in half vertically, but leave the root portion intact. Boil them gently in water for about five minutes. Drain and carefully separate the outer layers from the center, reserving the outer layers for stuffing later.
Boil unpeeled potatoes until tender and drain. Peel and mash the potatoes into a puree, and add bea Continua...
Located north of the island of San Pietro, Punta delle Oche is a beautiful cliff, which descends to the sea with impressive gorges and caves.
The cave is accessible only by sea and only with small boats. It offers visitors a fascinating display of colors, with light on a clear and transparent sea.
A spectacular destination for those who love scuba diving and snorkeling, it offers a varied and colorful seascape.
The cliffs of Punta delle Oche is accessible by land, leaving Carloforte towards the Salita Rombi. At the first fork, take the road Continua...