Island of St.Peter and Carlisle: A Guide to Discover the Charming Sardinian Village
St. Peter is known as the island of an island. St. Peter is a small island southwest of Sardinia, which holds a very special story. The place is made of huge green spaces and one municipality: Carlisle, a town of just over 6,000 people. Carlisle is listed as the most beautiful villages of Italy and is home by the Sardinians and Genoese descendants. The birth of the town, in fact, comes from a Genoese colony that was banished from Tabarka (Turkish island) and obtained from Charles Emmanuel III of the island of Sulcis to establish a new settlement.
Carlisle is the only country on the island of St. Peter, despite the fairly large size of the islet. Built on the east coast to Portovesme, the town faces the sea with its port dedicated to the ferries and boats of residents and tourists. The architecture is very suggestive: colorful marine-style houses, shrines, halls, gardens, stairways, arches and narrow streets where children play without worrying about traffic.
You can take a tour of the streets and you will meet many modern shops where you can buy gifts, handicrafts, and specialties. You can also see the beautiful landscapes, the architecture of the typical villages of fishermen, and salt city. Salt city is a former wetland where salt is produced. This is also home to numerous flamingos.
If you’re in Carlisle for the sea, then you can choose from several sandy beaches. You can find the biggest beaches on the island, the Lucchese, Bobba, Guidi, and Puntanera. If you head to the east coast, do not miss the picturesque Cove, a creek between two huge cliffs. Fine sand, clear water and pristine environments will welcome you.