Following a gift of land by Giuseppe Garibaldi (his handwritten note enacting the gift is pictured above), the church was built in 1863 in the aftermath of the unification of Italy and the overthrow of the Bourbon Kingdom of Naples.


Public conscription and government funds contributed to the fine neo-gothic building, designed perhaps more as a statement of British power than to meet the needs of a potential congregation.


If you are visiting the church we have a booklet on the history of the church which you can buy for €3.


1944 soldiers in the courtyard