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Gesico is a little country village roughly 50 km above Cagliari, nestled in the valleys of the Trexenta area , Sardinia’s southern hinterland. Despite being very small and with a population of barely 1000 inhabitants, the village is characterized by marvellous old churches (it is in fact called the 7 church village), is surrounded by a vast quantity of Nuraghe and ancient ruins, and is rich in events brimming with tradition and folklore. The church of S.Giusta is one of the most particular of the churches, its architecture is Romanic, though inside it is clearly a more recent Baroque and here one can admire the extraordinary marble altars and a crucifix carrying a rare black Jesus. An important event is the celebration of Saint Giusta, which takes place in mid May. The church of S. Maria d’Itria, also in Romanic style has amazing Romanic decorations, it was deconsecrated and is now a museum. Lastly, another characteristic church is the church of Saint Amatore, in Bizantine style which keeps a Roman sarcophagus containing the bones of the Saint who is patron of the village. The surrounding area is full of Nuraghi; Sitziddiri, Su Linu, Columbas, Accas and the Muttas Niedda Giants’ Tombs. The Nuraghi range from the very basic with only one tower, to the more sophisticated ones counting more towers and sometimes a courtyard. Many are reduced to mere ruins but maintain an aura of mystery and fascination. As mentioned previously, Gesico is particularly rich in tradition, for over 350 years in fact, every third Sunday in October the celebration of Saint Amatore takes place. Saint Amatore, patron saint of Gesico, was an African bishop dating back to the VI century who died a martyr in the village. The religious celebration in his memory is one of the most heartfelt and popular occurrences of Gesico and embraces a variety of events and shows, including book presentations and music . The S. Amatore celebration is also dedicated to those in love! Couples make the most of this occasion to buy their “corredo” (bottom drawer) and various house accessories by visiting the shops situated along the S. Amatore Church all selling an endless range of household goods and products. In these last 15 years the famous “Sagra della Lumaca” or snail eating festival also takes place alongside the feast of S. Amatore in the third week of October. In this occasion, a variety of snail recipes (fried, roasted, in wine, with fregola pasta) can be tasted and enjoyed in a merry atmosphere full of fun and interesting events !
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