It is located at an altitude of 600 metres, on the crest of an extinct volcano, surrounded by hills, some with crop cultivations and others covered in Mediterranean scrub, holm oaks, downy oaks and cork oaks, sloping down to the banks of two artificial basins, Lake Flumendosa and Lake Mulargia. Nurri is an agricultural and pastoral municipality with just over two thousand inhabitants, in the Sarcidano area, an enchanting 'land of lakes' on the border of southern Sardinia, Barbagia and Ogliastra. In the northern outskirts of the village, there is a station of the Trenino Verde tourist railway that leads from Mandas to the Rocce Rosse (Red Rocks) of Tortolì-Arbatax. As well as the evocative tour, travelling in the ancient carriages, from which you will discover hidden corners of Sardinia that have inspired various scholars, you can also take a 'Mississippi-style' boat trip (or canoe) on the lakes. Endless itineraries will take you to the heart of these waters, between lush hills that sink down into the depths of the basins, the habitat of various bird species (heron, duck, mallard and kingfisher) and freshwater fish (carp, perch and rainbow trout) that attract recreational fishing enthusiasts.