Dark cliffs overlooking the sea, surrounded by water in infinite gradations of blue. Punta delle Colonne is a popular scenic spot to visit, where the dramatic stone columns face off against the sea, the two stacks of trachytic rock standing tall in front of the coastline, like two old soldiers guarding the entrance to the San Pietro canal.
Recently the pillar closest to land was injured by rough sea conditions, suffering some structural damage.
Le Colonne became a Natural Monument in April 1993, and images of The Pillars remain recorded in millions of photographs taken by tourists who wanted them as a backdrop to immortalize a fleeting moment of romance, to cement a friendship or witness the harmonious solidarity of a group photograph, or just proof of a visit to this extraordinary location.
It can be reached by taking the Road 103 starting from the port of Carloforte. The route is the same as the one to reach the beach of Bobba. Once in the parking lot, continue walking on the paved trail along the coast up to the square opposite the two columns.
The trail is also accessible to people with reduced mobility.
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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...
The largest number of tuna fished in a single fishing session (the traditional name is “mattanza”) was 2047. It took place in May 31, 1909, and is still referred to as "du Lallan", the nickname of Angelo Pomata who was the Rais of Isola Piana, who commanded and directed the record breaking Mattanza.
Although it may seem incredible, due to the potential danger, major accidents have never occurred during the numerous mattanze, mainly due to dexterity of the fishermen. The only known accident with fatal consequences occurred in 1914.& Continua...
Capo Sandalo, situated on the western tip of the island of San Pietro, is an extraordinary cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Here stands the lighthouse of the same name, built in 1864 with blocks of stone carved with a chisel and constructed in a cylindrical tower that supports an optical rotating lens with a focal length of 700 mm.
The lighthouse emits a group of four white flashes every 20 seconds; it has a light range of 34 miles and a geographical range of 24 miles.
Visible from 322 ° to 191 ° and 311 ° to 322 ° to the Continua...