|Comune di Gavoi|
Location of Gavoi in Sardinia
|Coordinates: IT 40°10′N 09°12′E / 40.167°N 9.200°ECoordinates: IT 40°10′N 09°12′E / 40.167°N 9.200°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Nuoro (NU)|
|• Total||38.18 km2 (14.74 sq mi)|
|Elevation||777 m (2,549 ft)|
|• Density||79/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The Roman church of San Gavino is Gavoi's foremost sacred spot, through there are eight other ancient churches in the village. The village's center contains rock houses with balconies, and a village fountain is known as "Antana 'e Cartzonna".
Mountain tourism. Agriculture production include potatoes and cheese (the town is famous for its pecorino).
Traditions and culture
The "tumbarinu" is a traditional drum made of lamb skin, and more rarely, dog or donkey skin. The tumbarinu is often accompanied with the pipiolu, the traditional sheppard's fife. The "ballu tundu", is a traditional dance in the round, as in the Balkan area. Poetry is esteemed, including extemporaneous rhyme competitions on given topics.
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