Del tonno non si butta via nulla ed ancor oggi negli stabilimenti delle tonnare di Carloforte i tonnarotti lavorano artigianalmente le uova che diventano, dopo essere state salate e pressate innumerevoli volte in modo da essiccarsi, un piatto prelibato che viene consumato nei ristoranti locali.
The sea is the real resource of the island, so if you have decided to spend your holidays in Carloforte surely you love the sea and maybe water sports too.
In summer the weather conditions on the island are pretty good although it is not uncommon to blow a wind of mistral or sirocco even up to 30 knots.
The Tonnara is the set of specially shaped trap nets that are used for tuna fishing; with the same name we specify in Italy, by extension, the place where it is used in practice.
After completing the preparations, which commit the entire month of April, in May traps are lowered, that are arranged in the water.
Here is the recipe of the "Tuna alla Carlofortina" as is prepared at Ristorante Da Andrea - Osteria della Tonnara.
Sliced fresh tuna, preferably Codella, wash, dry well, then fry in hot oil.
Pour into a pan a little bit of olive oil, a few cloves of garlic and put above the fried tuna.
Pour a glass of white wine and let evaporate.
In this section of the site you will find informations on events taking place in Carloforte and on the island of San Pietro.
The calendar of events does not fit them all as we publish what we are notified. For this reason we invite the organizers to promptly notify us of the events that they wish to enter. The listing is free.
We have dedicated a few pages to detail on feasts, festivals, major events such Girotonno, the festival of couscous, the patronal feast of St. Peter.
In the picture the votes of the jury during the Girotonno.
Located a few hundred meters from the town center, they were no longer in operation for many years, but that is why they have become the habitat of many species of waterfowl and consequently attract all those who deal with birdwatching.
Among the species that nest there are the Avocet, the Knight of Italy, the Little Tern and Little Egret.
Among the species that use the salt fields seasonally there is the Grey Heron and the Kingfisher and the Pink Flamingo with about 500 individuals surveyed by LIPU.
Ligurian, Mediterranean and North Africa gastronomic traditions have become intertwined over time and have been preserved by the refugees Tabarkini obviously adapting them to new food resources that they found on the island. The Arab influence is felt in cashcà, couscous variation based on semolina cooked in steam and enriched with vegetables cooked separately.
In this section of the site you will find information on the coast of San Pietro and you have the chance to take a virtual tour around the island with the photos of the photo gallery and video gallery. And also you can find an entire section on the fishing of tuna and tuna race.
The photos sent by visitors have been collected in a special photo gallery.
Who's Coming to Carloforte may also be interested in a visit to the city museum or to visit the depths of the island by the outputs with diving on the island.