The town of Carloforte is located on the island of San Pietro in southern Sardinia and tells a fascinating story of travel and culture. In fact, the inhabitants are descendants of Genoese merchants who left Tunisia in the 1700s following the hostility of the locals. Liguria has imbued the local dialect, which is not Sardinian, and the style of the streets in the centre. Climbing from the sea towards the Castello district, we enter a labyrinth of narrow streets, called carrugi as in Genoa.

It appears on the list of the borghi più belli d’Italia (the most beautiful villages in Italy). The town's history shines in the Church of San Carlo Borromeo, built in honour of the King of Savoy who had granted the island to Ligurian merchants. Here stands the statue of the saint, missing an arm that was broken off during the brief rule of the revolutionary French.

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