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Address: Lamb Holm, Holm, Scotland
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Blue skies and sunny when we arrived at the Italian Chapel. Don't also miss going inside the chapel to see the beautiful walls of the chapel. The place was really beautiful. Small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Blue skies and sunny when we arrived at the Italian Chapel. Don't also miss going inside the chapel to see the beautiful walls of the chapel. The place was really beautiful. Small chapel standing on top of the hill. We were so impressed and amazed with this workmanship of the Italian prisoners of war in WWII. I totally agree, this... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The Italian Chapel was wonderful, to see what was achieved by grit and determination was remarkable. I found it sad, poignant, amazing, beautiful, impressive and well worth visiting.

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I'd been told that this was not to be missed! It looks like a typical Mediterranean building and it was hard to believe it had been constructed from two nissen huts. The real surprise, though, was the trompe-d'oeil of the tiled interior, which is actually hand-painted concrete. Everything was made from what was available at the time: the wrought-iron ceiling... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The tiny and beautifully decorated Italian Chapel - based around two humble Nissan huts placed end to end - is a impressive creation in its own right. Then you read about its history: how it was put together by a devoted bunch of Italian POWs during WWII from what bits and pieces they could scrounge and/or create with their own... More 

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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

What a wonderful place - amazing the skill and dedication the Italian POWs clearly put into this. Well worth a visit, local or tourist alike. There is an atmosphere her not of bad, as possibly would be thought due to association with the war, but of peace and serenity.

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This labour of love was created by Italian POWs. It is a lasting and fitting memorial to those men. The artwork is vey good and the feeling of space is incredible. It is well kept and well worth a visit.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Italian Chapel, a beautiful Roman Catholic was constructed by Italian POWs during the Second World War. You will be amazed by the construction detail. Once inside you feel like you are in the a church not a chapel. Make time on your trip to spend at least 30 minutes looking at the art produced by these POWs.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Absolutely beautiful place. In and of itself it's a beautiful building - the juxtaposition of the plain military exterior, with the work going into creating an exotic place of worship out of the basic materials available. But more than that being there makes you think of the feelings of the prisoners who felt compelled to make it, their captors who... More 

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Prescot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I visited the Italian chapel in June 2015.although it was high season there were few visitors,parking and entrance is free,and the chapel is an absolute delight to visit.

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Aiken, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Italian POWs who were pressed into service to build the Churchill Barriers during WWII also built what to me is a monument to Peace. Using materials at hand they constructed this beautiful little chapel. It is a "must see" if you are visiting Stromness in the Orkneys. There is no admission charge but be sure to leave a donation... More 

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Address: Lamb Holm, Holm, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Orkney Islands  >  Mainland  >  Holm

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