Gavoi is located in central-eastern a few kilometres to the south-west of Nuoro.
Very much a traditional Sardinian town, Gavoi has an interesting sprinkling of cobbled streets to explore lined with houses built from the local granite, and four churches to discover in its attractive 'old town' centre.
The most important chuch is the 16th century Church of San Gavino, with its belltower, while others include Church of Sant'Antioco (nice views from here), Church of Saint Giovanni and the Chiesa del Carmine.
The surrounding region is also worth exploring, with a landscape of rolling hills covered in oak forests and the large (manmade) Lake Gusana.
Gavoi is one of six towns on Sardinia granted the Orange Flag - an Italian award for town with sustainable tourism.
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