A jewel set into the blue of the sea, full of fascinating legends.Piana island is part of the Sulcis archipelago and falls under the territory of Carloforte. Over the centuries it has welcomed communities of monks, it was a penal colony, the historical centre of tuna fishing and a noble holding. Today it hosts a prestigious tourism residence with 200 homes: access is reserved for the owners and their guests.
To reach the island, which has a marina for pleasure boats, you will need to cross a short strip of sea from Calasetta, Carloforte or Portoscuso. You can swim, but not enter. On the island there are no cars, motorcycles or bicycles: it is a nature reserve, and any kind of noise or environmental pollution could disturb the Eleonora's falcon, royal gull and plovers that nest here. However, the island is small and easy to cross on foot, in contact with the untouched nature and clear sea, where you can sail or fish. It is an ecological oasis: completely self-sufficient in terms of water and electricity, with energy saving technology, and no waste water discharging into the sea: the water is purified and recycled for watering the gardens and vegetable gardens bordered by palms and Mediterranean brush.