The Cascà is another traditional dish of Carloforte which has its origins in the Tabarka cuisine. It is a variant of the famous couscous, a traditional North African dish.
The dish is based on a semolina grain preparation, steamed and seasoned with vegetables and chickpeas. Its preparation is simple if you use ready-to-cook semolina and a couscous steamer. While the semolina is being prepared, saute’ a variety of vegetables cut into small pieces: cauliflower, onions, carrots, eggplant, and zucchini. When the vegetables are tender, add boiled, drained chickpeas and season to taste. When the semolina is cooked, combine with the vegetables. Best served warm.
Link to Article - CASCA, THE DELICIOUS CARLOFORTE COUSCOUS
The Astragalus maritimus Moris is a tall herbaceous plant belonging to the Leguminosae family. It lives exclusively on the island of San Pietro which is why we have chosen it as the symbol for our logo. The plant was discovered for the first time on the island by the scholar Giuseppe Giacinto Moris in 1827. This rare and unique endemic species was originally described incorrectly by Moris because the sample plants were collected in January when they were not flowering. Only in 1970 was the plant found again by two botanists from the University of Cagliari, as part of a floristic study on the island of San Pietro, in the same locati 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.
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.
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Punta Nera is just past the curve leading to Girin beach. It’s an ideal beach for families with children, because it can be reached by car, although one must then park on a dirt road at the entrance of the road.
The beach is a wide strip of fine and warm sand. It’s very large and divided into two parts by an artificial stone dam that protects the beach from the mistral winds and waves. Sheltered from the wind, surrounded by private houses gardens and local vegetation, it overlooks the island of Sant'Antioco and its waters aren't immediately deep.
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