Nestled in the green valley of the Mannu river, at the feet of monte San Mauro, this is the “village of the seven churches,” and of snails. Gesico has been around since the XII century as a bustling town of the Siurgus (in the giudicato of Calari). Located in the extreme northern region of the Trexenta, today it boasts just under a thousand inhabitants and is graced with a scenario of verdant plains and gently rolling hills, all of them cultivated with crops. The hill above, also known as Corona, is 500 m high and a precious nature and environmental area home to a variety of flora and fauna. Ceramic fragments were found on the hill, as well as quartz and obsidian arrow heads. It was first a Nuragic settlement, then, perhaps, a Punic one. At its top is the little church of San Mauro, celebrated in September with a procession. It is one of seven churches in Gesico, three of which are threadbare ruins: San Rocco, Santa Lucia, where a late-Punic necropolis was found, and San Sebastiano, built over an older Nuragic settlement. Inside, until the 1970s, was a wooden retable depicting the martyrdom of its saint.