Calasetta, “the white” town on Sant’Antioco Island

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Calasetta is a town located on Sant’Antioco Island. It is known as the ‘white‘ because of the prevailing color of the houses and its beautiful beaches. mangiabarche lighthouse

The most important rule I learnt on Sant’Antioco island is that this part of the island is sheltered by east and southeast wind but it is totally exposed to mistral wind. I recommend you get familiar with winds in order not to spoil any day of your visit on Sant’Antioco Island. #winds



For its historical origins Calasetta is twinned with Genoa Pegli and it is honorary municipality of the Metropolitan Area of Genoa. As a matter of fact, Calasetta and the nearby town of Carloforte (on San Pietro Island) are linguistically tabarkinian islands (Genoese slang). This cultural peculiarity is due to the colonization of this part of the island by Ligurian settlers coming from Tunisian coasts (to know more on Calasetta origins, please double click here).


Inspire yourself with the following video featuring Sant’Antioco Island visited by a drone and breathtaking views of Calasetta.


4 thoughts on “Calasetta, “the white” town on Sant’Antioco Island

  1. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You definitely know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your blog when you could be giving us something enlightening to read?

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