Church built as memorial for Italian soldiers in World War II

The entrance of the Italian War Memorial Church in Mathari, Nyeri County. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The gigantic structure is an architectural marvel, whose location was carefully chosen to make it the final resting place for the 676 soldiers.
  • The church has massive, beautifully carved doors leading into a cool tranquil interior.
  • Prince Amedeo died in Thika on March 3, 1942, after refusing an offer by the British to be held in England.

The Italian War Memorial Church in Mathari, Nyeri County, is a popular destination. In it rest Italian soldiers from the Second World War.


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