The town sits in the heart of the flat part of the Marmilla, between the Giara of Gesturi and that of Siddi. Turri offers a variety of panoramas: in the spring you’ll get the green of the cultivated fields, in summer the intense colour of the earth. The town shares a ranking as prime saffron (Sardinia’s ‘red gold’) production area with the town of San Gavino Monreale.
The town boasts little more than 400 residents and consists of an historic centre made up of characteristic houses with central courtyards and small vegetable patches, all surrounded by high walls. Most of the houses open to the street with wide entranceways, and while some of these date to the 1800s, most of them were erected in the XX century. You can visit the town in phases through the XVII century church of San Sebastiano, in front of which is a building from the late 1800s, seat of Monte Granatico, an old palazzo where the harvested grain was gathered. The building has an elegant look about it with Palladian decorations above the architraves of the windows that show the architect’s classical leanings. The lovely park of olive trees and the monumental cemetery of Sant’Elia are also well worth a visit. In September there is an unusual event: the scarecrow exhibition.
The town is surrounded by a territory which has been inhabited by man since prehistoric times, as proven by the nearby nuraghes: the single-tower variety of Bruncu Monti Ari, Turrig and Sirissi, and the two Nuragic complexes of Cabonu and su Senzu.