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The town dated back to 1769 when some families of ligurian origin (Pegli) left the Tunisian island of Tabarka and decided to settle in "Cala di Seta" From these origins comes the traditional ligurian way of speaking which is even today a characteristic of Calasetta. The streets are built in classical Piemontese style, with the characteristic perpendicular streets.
Rich on archaeological remains of Phoenicians, Punic and Roman origin. The catacombs bear witness to the spread of Christianity in Sardinia.

Founded at the beginning of the 1700's by some fishermen from the Tunisian island of Tabarka The inhabitants of Carloforte today speak the ligurian dialect and also the streets keep the the typical ligurian "carrugi" (narrow and twisted streets)

Town built in 1938 as a mining settlement.


















In the fascinating area of Sulcis Iglesiente you will find interesting nature and cultural itineraries and you can enjoy the visit to the wine-cellars where is producted the typical wine of Carignano del Sulcis

Places to see:

Sant'Antioco: the archaeological remain "Thopet", the Hypogeal Village, the Archaeological museum and the Catacombs

Carbonia: the Coal museum, "Monte Sirai" archaeological site and the "Villa Sulci" archaeological museum

Iglesias: Villa Marina's mine and the Caves of Santa Barbara

Fluminimaggiore: Temple of Antas and the Caves of Su Mannau

Nebida/Masua: the coastal rock of Pan di zucchero and the Mine of Porto Flavia.

Santadi: the Caves of Is Zuddas

Villaperuccio: the archaeological park of Montessu

Porto Pino: the sand dune