Nampula: This modern town tucked in the rolling hills and rising mountains of the interior were established as a centre in 1967 when the Portuguese government transferred the army headquarters from Mozambique Island to here. It has banks, hotels, tennis clubs, supermarkets and large glass-fronted stores selling expensive motor vehicles. The skyline of the town is dominated by the twin cupola called Cathedral de Nosa Senhora da Conceicao which the locals irreverently named ‘Gina Lollobrigida’.