What to see: San Pietro Island was founded in 1738 by settlers from Pegli, Liguria, on their way back from the a coral-fishing spot of Tabarka, on the Tunisian edge of the Mediterranean Sea. Its past is what makes the island an an unique place is Sardinia. This is witnessed by the language, the architecture, the recipes, and the social habits of this happy corner of Sardinia.
What to hear: The traditional serenades traditionally performed in summer under the moonlight, when old and young people gather together along the many carrugi - typical narrow streets - decorating the only town of the whole island, Carloforte. They sing for hours under the moon, interpreting traditional songs in the local dialect from Liguria.
What to smell: The myrtle and helichrysum overwhelming the mediterranean scrub painting the countryside. On top of all those picturesque colours it dominates the lighthouse, standing on peack of a rock overlooking the apparently endless sea, where from time to time the eye can catch dolphins.
What to taste: The tuna fish fished in specific areas of the island, enriched by tasty recipes that made this product a special treatment for those visiting Carloforte, and Sardinia itself. A must-taste are: musciame, cuore di tonno, tonno alla carlofortina and the typical bottarga.
What to touch: The weave of the fish trap, handmade by old and experienced men of the sea according to a longlasting tradition.