The town lies nestled at the foot of the castello di Monreale and is home to almost nine thousand people some fifty kilometres from Cagliari in the heart of the Medio Campidano. San Gavino stands out for its characteristic farm-town layout of large houses with big arched gateways and spacious courtyards. You will see typical Campidanese architecture surrounded by green spaces and savour the traditional flavours of its soups, meat, country bread and fantastic sweets. To learn more about the area and its traditions there is a museum in the centre of town, the sa Moba sarda, with displays of pictures and the tools used by local farmers up until the 1920s, when industrialisation began. The San Gavino foundry was one of its emblems and a major local business. It is now abandoned and has become the destination of industrial archaeology enthusiasts.