The Saline of Carloforte is a Site of Community Importance (SCI). Here you will find some of the most significant rare waterfowl of Sardinia such as the pink flamingo, the Audouin's gull, the Italian Black-winged stilt, the little egret, the peregrine falcon, the Pied avocet, and the little tern.
Located not far from the center of Carloforte, it had been used for salt production probably since the Punic Ages, but only in 1770 was it turned into an artificial saline by decision of the Savoy Government.
In 1840, all saltworks of Sardinia passed to the State, and in 1882, the General superintendency of the kingdom announced a contract for the "construction of one channel with a bridge in the saline of Carloforte".
The canal was used both to protect the salt mines from flooding, and for the transportation of salt.
The production was stopped in 1998.
Link to Article - THE SALINE OF CARLOFORTE
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 Continua...
Cantagalline is a tiny beach, discreet, hidden by trees at the foot of a hill, and unknown to most people. In fact, it is usually frequented by people from Carloforte and those who live nearby.
Is located north of the village, about 5 km from the center, taking the SP to La Punta, turning towards Taccarossa.
You can park close to the nearby Museo del Mare, a few steps from the beach .
There are no facilities, no lifeguard rescue, and no dining options.