Where to stay around Carloforte?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 316 holiday lettings near Carloforte. From 152 houses to 94 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Carloforte is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Carloforte?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Carloforte. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • San Pietro Beach: 535 holiday lettings
  • Cala Lunga Beach: 475 holiday lettings
  • Mezzaluna Cove: 445 holiday lettings
  • Casa del Duca Museum: 496 holiday lettings
  • La Bobba Beach: 524 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Carloforte listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Carloforte?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 152 houses in Carloforte. Our other popular types of Carloforte holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 94 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 43 self catering accommodations
  • Chateaus: 8 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Carloforte?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 17 holiday homes with pool available in Carloforte. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a holiday apartment in Carloforte your home away from home

    Because of its size, it may not always feel as if you’re on an island when you’re holidaying in Sardinia. If you really want to live the island life, you may want to head to the small San Pietro Island off Sardinia’s south-western coast and stay in a Carloforte holiday apartment. Accommodation in Carloforte comes in a variety of sizes, from small studio apartments for a romantic break to larger houses that can accommodate a family or group of friends. All holiday apartments in Carloforte at HomeAway are furnished to the highest standard to ensure that you’ll have a relaxing stay in this lovely seaside town.

    Things to do

    Carloforte is the main town and harbour on the island of San Pietro, which lies just over 4 miles off the coast of south-western Sardinia. Compared to many other Sardinian towns, Carloforte is relatively new. It was established in the 17th century. The town’s founders were a group of 30 or so families who originally came from Genoa but then resettled on Tabarka Island off the Tunisian coast to fish for coral. When the coral reserves became depleted, they moved to San Pietro Island to continue plying their trade.

    -Charter a boat in Carloforte, a longstanding fishing town, to explore the beautiful coastline. You may decide to go fishing for tuna or to simply stand on deck and feel the sea breeze in your hair. Also try to make some time to visit one of the local craftsmen who build wooden boats and see how it’s done.

    -Carloforte is a sailing and windsurfing Mecca. There is even a windsurfing school so that you’ll have no excuse not to try your hand at this water sport at least once.

    -Hiking and rock climbing are favourite activities along the spectacular coastline of San Pietro Island. As well as the sublime beaches which attract visitors to holiday homes in Carloforte, there are high cliffs and interesting rock formations like the Columns of Carloforte that protrude from the sea. You will definitely need to bring your camera. If you prefer, you can also head inland to hike or cycle among the fields and rocky hills.

    -Calasetta lies only a short ferry ride from Carloforte and is the gateway to the island of Sant’Antioco. While Sant’Antioco also has a Tabarkan heritage, archaeological evidence shows that people have been living on this island for at least seven millennia. The rugged terrain is great for outdoor activities but a trip to Sant’Antioco Island should include visits to at least some of the ancient historical sites here, including the megalithic domos de janas or ‘giant’s tombs’, the Nuragic stone towers and the remains of Phoenician, Greek and Roman settlements. There is an archaeological museum in the town of Sant’Antioco where you can learn more about these sites.

    -Excellent shopping and dining is within close proximity to Carloforte holiday homes. Many of the restaurants here specialise in local cuisine and the freshest seafood, especially tuna.

    Weather in Carloforte

    Carloforte is hot and dry in summer, with temperatures often reaching around 32 °C. In winter things cool down to average temperatures of around 5 °C at night but daytime temperatures are mild, in the region of 15 °C in the coldest months. From September to May or June there is a good chance of rain, with November and December being the wettest months. Carloforte can also be windy, which explains why it’s such a great windsurfing destination.

    Getting to Carloforte

    Getting to your Carloforte holiday accommodation involves a ferry ride. You can travel in by ferry from either Calasetta or Portovesme, which is adjacent to Portoscuso. You can reach both these Calasetta and Portoscuso by bus from Cagliari. Other options include taking the train to Carbonia and then transferring to Calasetta or Portoscuso by bus or taxi, or renting a car at Cagliari International Airport and self-driving. Cagliari International Airport receives daily flights from a variety of airports in Europe.

    Exploring the natural landscape of Carloforte

    Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Carloforte is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • San Pietro Island (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
    • Cala Lunga Beach (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
    • San Pietro Beach (3.1 mi / 5 km)
    • La Caletta Beach (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
    • La Bobba Beach (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
    • Mezzaluna Cove (3.7 mi / 6 km)