The town sits at the feet of the Giara of Gesturi surrounded by fields of wheat, legumes and ageless olive groves that make for especially fine olive oil. Genuri is a rural village of just over 300 inhabitants located in the central part of the Marmilla some 60 kilometres from Cagliari. Its name comes from genna (door) and urus (bull). Man has been here since the Nuragic Age, as proven by the remains of various nuraghe, including the santu Marcu, near to the rural church dedicated to the same saint, a site where archaeologists also found a variety of ceramic fragments.