The XII century origins of San Leonardo di Siete Fuentes are not clear, but they do predate nearby Santu Lussurgiu, some six kilometres away. It has been lived in since time immemorial, under the Torres and then Arborea guidicati, while in older documents it was mentioned in Latin as Ad Septem fontes. When the Spanish reigned here it became known as Siete Fuentes and then, from the XVIII century onwards, Villa delle Sette Fontane. While there are no longer seven fountains here, the first part of its name refers to the ancient and characteristic nearby church of San Leonardo, the remains of a glorious past. Two monasteries and a hospital built by the Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem, who took over the property in the XIII century, before the Aragonese brought it under their reign. Although no trace remains of it today, around the church are houses lining streets and squares.