Granitic basements have created the beautiful Cavallo Island.
It had been uninhabited for thousands of years, until Romans exploited it as a resource for the construction of travertine columns. They were used as decoration for important monuments and refined “Ville Patrizie”.
The Island was definitely abandoned under the Augustan Empire and forgotten for many years. It was feared by sailors for its hidden dangers disguised as beautiful shores.
It was rediscovered in 1800 by Terrazzoni, a shepherd who moved there with his flock. Afterwards Jean Castel, a famous playboy from Paris and owner of the homonymous “Castel Club”, turned the Island into his refuge where he would spend most of the year with his friends.
Under the crystal clear water of the Island, archeological finds came to surface, they are from different ancients ages. They got collected over the years.
Groupers hidden among the granitic rocks under the sea can also be found.
Cavallo Island is unique for its exclusivity, privacy and uncontaminated shores.