The small town of Fertilia was founded by Mussolini's facist government in the 1930s as a rival for the main port of Northern Sardinia, Porto Torres. However the town never grew to any great size and once the facists were not in power it declined to a small village.
Because it was intended to be a large town, the church which now looks ridiculously large for such a small settlement was built on a grand scale.
The church is built to a very traditional style, with a cloister and a bell tower. In fact, Fertilia as a whole belies the idea that facist architecture was all ugly and impractical.
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