Visit the old San Ambrosa Church on the ‘Gouna Commonage’ – it contains a very interesting display of the history of the Italian silk-grower families who came out to Knysna in 1881.
Some of the descendents of these families are still in Knysna today and we have asked Rayno Sciocatti, a descendent, to talk to us about the history of these Italian immigrants and of the little Catholic Church, in which he has been very involved.
- Time: 14h00
- Date: Sunday, 31 May 2015
- Assembly point: Meet at Salt River in front of the Firefly and Muse Restaurants, just along the Old Cape Road to Simola, after leaving the N2 (Lagoon Road). They will depart promptly at 14h10 for Gouna.
Those of you who are familiar with the location of the Church may proceed directly to the Church, but be careful, whilst the Church is close to the Gouna Road it is not visible and you can easily drive past. If you reach the Gouna Forestry Station at the Kim-se-pad turn off, you have gone too far!
Please RSVP to Cathie Garner on email@example.com or phone 083 291 7967. Any other queries phone 079 260 4159.
They will not be charging an outing fee but would appreciate it if you make a small donation to the maintenance of the church. There is a Donation Box at the entry to the Church.
Visitors are welcome.
View photos of the church at ‘San Ambroso, Knysna’s Italian Catholic Church’.