Visit the italian chapel a beautiful roman catholic chapel in lamb holm which was constructed by italian pows during the second world war follow us on facebook on the 13 th of october 1939 the german u boat u47 under the command of lt gunther prien slipped undetected into scapa flow. The italian chapel lamb holm orkney kw17 2sf visit website the italian chapel lamb holm orkney kw17 2sf the italian chapel consists of two nissen huts transformed into a beautiful chapel by domenico chiocchetti and his colleagues prisoners of war captured in north africa and transported to the island of lambholm in orkney. Church overview all that remains of the italian prisoner of war camp 60 the famous italian chapel was created from two nissen huts in 1943 44 using material from sunken blockships in scapa flow. The italian chapel the sanctuary of the italian chapel in january 1942 over a thousand italian prisoners of war mainly captured in north africa were brought to orkney
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