Altopiano della Giara
The Giara of Gesturi is a basaltic plateau located at 550 meters above sea level that runs for 42 kmq.
The uncontaminated beauty and wild fauna of the Giara give the sensation of a being on a savannah here in Europe. Around these pools of water “i paulis” wild horses come to gather that inhabit the Giara.
They share these natural pools with the other animals that live on the plateau: wild boars, foxes, martins, hedgehodges among others.
Many species of birds live undisturbed in this oases: falcons, partridges and buzzards that weave their calls with those of the smaller birds that nest in the oak forests and the branches of secular cork oaks, on the myrtle bushes, the famous strawberry tree of the Mediterranean and helichrysum italicum that all provide color and refugee for the animals in the Giara.
The Giara is a spectacle of colors and smells that especially in spring leaves the soul with a sensation of wonder in front of such a truly uncontaminated nature.