Gavoi was a very ancient hebrew colony (4th century?) and in 17th century was repopulated by Tuscan carbon-makers.
Romanic church of San Gavino is Gavoi's main sacre point, 8 other ancient churches in the village. Very beautiful ancient center with rock houses, all balconies with flowers. Spectacular fountains as "Antana 'e Cartzonna".
In the surroundings the Sanctuary of Madonna d'Itria, with peculiar horse competitions (very similar to Sienna's Palio, yet more dangerous). Once a year, on latest Sunday of July, all emigrates come back to their town for the celebrations of Madonna d'Itria, ancient bizantine cult.
Economy: agriculture (very famous "pecorino" cheese and potatoes), financial trading.
poetry: on-the-fly rhymes competitions on assigned arguments.
Very friendly people, hospitality and entertainment masters.
Cartzonna is a neighborhood in Gavoi, with a splendid road fountain.