Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso, Leggiuno

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Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso, a 14th-century Roman Catholic monastery and Italian national monument, looks out over Lake Maggiore. The monastery includes a main church and two convents, perched on a rocky cliff. You can take an elevator to the site, or trek down a long staircase. For the full experience, take a boat across the lake. Plan to visit Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso during your Leggiuno vacation using our convenient Leggiuno tour itinerary builder tool.
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  • Amazingly hanging on a cliff over viewing the lake, full of spirituality and peace. Almost a thousand year old.. to be seen  more »
  • As part of our 14 day adventure in Italy, we arrived here not knowing what to expect. Aside from the fact the view is spectacular, the story behind this chapel is even more so, The descent of the 268....  more »
  • An unique place!! The ferry trip on its own was awesome and provided great views. There is an entrance fee to the church. I don't mind paying it, but it was a surprise because all the tourist brochures said it was free to visit. Remember to take a water bottle, it can get really hot waiting for the ferry back.
  • Very nice place. I visit it every year for the spiritual atmosphere. I was surprised that as from 1May 2019, a visit costs 5 Euro. A real ripoff, as there is not really much to see. Shame on the province of Varese!
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