High up on the summit of a basalt plateau, Giave is a little village with less than 600 inhabitants in the Meilogu, subregion of the Logudoro region. Its territory is delimited by the plateaus of Campeda to the south, Monteacuto to the east and Sassari to the north. The Romans colonised the area by creating a bifurcation in the road that joined Caralis to Turris on one side and to Olbia on the other. In the old town centre, there are still sections of the late-medieval village: in the centre, you will see the bell tower of the parish church of Sant'Andrea, which was founded in the 16th century, renovated in 1788 and later enriched by a bronze portal. There are also other churches, including that of Santa Croce, in which you can admire an ancient wooden altar, the church of San Sisto, in a panoramic position, and that of San Cosma and San Damiano, a destination for pilgrimages. Through the pinnettas, typical stone huts with conical wooden roofs, used as shelters for the shepherds, you will be able to enjoy itineraries on which you will discover pastoral culture.
A land of extinct volcanos, the unusual landscape around Giave stands out with its natural protected monument of the volcanic craters of Meilogu, small high ground areas of lava origin, sharp, rounded or cut out of flat tablelands.