Gavoi

..For my excursion to the Gennargentu, I secured two Sardinian guides and one fine morning found me bestriding my pony, and riding up the narrow village street, where my head nearly brushed the bottom of the overhanging balconies….

Vuiller, Gaston. The forgotten isles: impressions of travel in the Balearic Isles, Corsica and Sardinia Hutchinson and Co, 1896

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Typical house in Gavoi photo by F.F. Sakanatravel 2017

….the Taloro torrent, which rises in the Gennargentu, passes through the wild gorge, above which the village is built, and, after a rapid course, falls into the stagnant waters of the Tirso…….

Vuiller, Gaston. The forgotten isles: impressions of travel in the Balearic Isles, Corsica and Sardinia Hutchinson and Co, 1896

 

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Gusana lake photo by F.F. Sakanatravel 2017

 

 

 

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Countryside around Gusana lake Gavoi photo by F.F. Sakanatravel 2017

 

..in some of the villages in the Barbagia and Nuoro…the only fare of the peasants is barley-bread, garnished with a little Gadoni cheese, and in hard times often only bread, made from acorns, or even potter’s clay, with, occasionally, boiled beans.

Vuiller, Gaston. The forgotten isles: impressions of travel in the Balearic Isles, Corsica and Sardinia Hutchinson and Co, 1896

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Sardinian Pecorino Cheese dining in Gavoi  photo by F.F. Sakanatravel 2017

They grow plenty of potatoes, but sell these at Cagliari, in order to purchase necessaries..

 

Potatoes of Gavoi
Potatoes of Gavoi photo by F.F. Sakanatravel 2017

 

They had a curious fashion of carrying the axe, thrusting it underneath the mastruca at the back, so that the head protruded just above the collar.

Flitch, John Ernest Crawford. Mediterranean Moods Grant Richards: London 1911

 

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Sa Leppa Typical Sardinian knife Gavoi photo by F.F. Sakanatravel 2017
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Roasted Suckling Pig dining in Gavoi photo by F.F. Sakanatravel 2017

..with rashers of hog and venison steaks, were grilled over the embers on skewers of sweet wood, and handed round…., portions being detached by the formidable couteaux de chasse with which every man was armed…

Thomas Forester, Rambles in the Islands of Corsica and Sardinia with Notices of their History, Antiquities, and Present Condition. London Longman, Brown, Green Longmans and Roberts 1858

 

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Autumn Harvest in Gavoi Pumpkins photo by F.F. Sakanatravel 2017

 

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A shop from the past in Gavoi photo by F.F. Sakanatravel 2017
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Autumn Harvest in Gavoi wild apples photo by F.F. Sakanatravel 2017
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Baskets maker in Gavoi photo by F.F. Sakanatravel 2017

 

We were soon deep in a forest of young chestnut trees. Although it was midsummer, the leaves still kept the exquisite virginal green of early spring….Fragments of lilac-hued sky gleamed between the branches….

Flitch, John Ernest Crawford. Mediterranean Moods..Grant Richards: London 1911

 

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Gusana lake surrounding photo by F.F. Sakanatravel 2017

 

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Gavoi the town photo by F.F. Sakanatravel 2017

 

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Typical Sardinian Sweets photo by F.F. Sakanatravel 2017

 

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Traditional  hamlet houses in Gavoi photo by F.F. Sakanatravel 2017

 

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View of Gennargentu from Gavoi photo by F.F. Sakanatravel 2017

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