Welcome to La Giara di Gesturi
Looming over the countryside northwest of Barumini is the altopiano (high plain) known as La Giara dei Gesturi – Sa Jara in local dialect. The result of volcanic activity millions of years ago, the plateau is a beautiful natural wilderness, stretching for about 12km by 4km at an average height of 550m. Wildlife thrives in the area, which is home to Sardinia’s last population of wild ponies, the so-called cavallini.
The principal gateway to the Giara, which is a protected area and off-limits to cars, is Tuili, though you can also reach it from Setzu or Gesturi.