The first thing we discovered while driving around was an amazing WWII church built by Italian POW's.
|Italian Chapel completely done by WWII prisoners|
|Prisoners renovated a Quonset hut|
|The men who contributed to building the chapel|
|Inside is completely painted there are no stones, tiles or brinks on the floors, ceiling or walls|
|This picture was painted by Domenico Chiocchetti who carried a picture of the Madonna throughout the war.|
|the details in the paintings are amazing|
|the door again it is all painted|
|After the war ended most of the men returned home except for Domenico who remained behind to finish is chapel|
|All the iron work was done by another prisoner|
|16 years after the war the BBC track down the original artist, Domenico, and brought him back to the chapel he painted to touch up the paintings. The people of Orkney treasure this church and vowed to keep up the church maintenance|
|His family came back to view the chapel after he died. Such an amazing story!|
|On the property is the Italian flag and a statue of St George slaying the dragon which represents|
Such a great story and beautiful church! The painting inside is unbelievable it looks like real stones, bricks and tile inside but it is all metal and concrete.