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Calasetta Review

Check out the southwestern coast of Sardinia, specifically the province of Carbonia-Inglesias. Of note on the island of Sant'Antioco is the tiny fishing village of Calasetta. Founded by Ligurian families from Tarbaka, Tunisia, who worked as coral fishermen, the village ranks as a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful beaches, Spiaggia Grande and Salina. These pristine beaches alternate both rocky and sandy areas, with dunes and local vegetation forming a rugged paradise. The historical houses and local gastronomy based on fresh seafood draw visitors throughout the year. Connected daily by ferry boats with the smaller island of San Pietro, Calasetta is worth a visit to experience local living that keeps intact cultural history and language.

Updated: 04-30-2013

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