Sadali is a small town belonging to an area called Barbagia of Seulo. This mainly rocky territory spreads out for 4.988 hectares. It is situated about 750 metres above sea level and its peculiarity is the alternating landscape variety between mountainous areas and uplands. The wood is mostly made up by holm oaks, scads and cork oaks in addition to vanishing plants, such as yews and hollies.
The brushwood is composed by arbutus, phillyreas, mastic trees, terebinths, junipers, rosemary and cistus.
Unlike typical mountainous towns, the centre of Sadali has broad tree-lined roads, which grow progressively narrower as they get near to the old town, which still conserves the face of ancient times.
The smithery, small shops and handicraft workshops on the road bound to the site “Cascata Mulino” and the museum “Sa Domu e Tzia Cramella”, portray the aspects of a highly valuable old town, whose wide appeal is commercial too.
The “Eco-museum of the Barbagia’s waters – Sadali” has been recently instituted and it will give hospitality to a Documentation Centre and to reception and information service centre.
The side street furniture combined with the “water roads” (mills, waterfalls, the seven springs, the natural sink holes “Sa Ucca Manna” and “Is Coras, the natural monument “Su Stampu e su Turrunu”), represent the characterizing element of the landscape of the town.
Thanks to its wild and uncontaminated nature this area offers a naturalistic kind of tourism: the landscape boasts a unique blend of mountains, uplands and rivers. The old town is made up by typical mountainous stone houses, and it is crossed by rivers, springs, waterfalls and flora rich in biodiversity. One of the main peculiarity of Mandas is the waterfall inside the built-up area, which represent a very popular destination for tourists. Is Janas Caves also represents a charming element of the town. These caves, whose name comes from “Janas” (fairy), are at an altitude of 790 metres. For 350 metres they are accessible for visitors, who, with an appropriate equipment and a guide, will enjoy beautiful karstic cavities full of concretions and huge stalagmites.