Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso, Leggiuno

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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  • Two steps to gather to meditate for entering this holy place of connections between our spirit and what surrounds us.
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  • Perched on rocks overlooking the lago Maggiore, the monastery of Santa Caterina del Sasso is a place that regenerates the spirit, even for nonbelievers. The Church is singular as shape, due to the fusion of three separate chapels. Richly decorated with paintings spanning three centuries. There are many frescoes, the oldest dating back to 1200. The natural environment surrounding the Hermitage is beautiful, I saw him in a day of almost spring. In front of Stresa and Spoleto, the Lake and Islands. It comes down to the Hermitage with a stone staircase surrounded by greenery. For those who have difficulty walking there is a elevator convenient, carved into the rock.
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  • If you get chance stop by and visit this shrine perched on the shores of Lake Maggiore. A slice of history and a fascinating landscape where to spend a couple of hours. Beautiful staircase from the road leads up to the Hermitage and the Church.
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  • Interesting place. We came in the afternoon and overhead the singer's warm up before masse, stunning. The frescos as well are really nice. Well worth a trip. Only downturn, if you take the escalators, make sure to bring € coins for the token machines!
  • Beautiful place. Transport system is non existent. The rest is perfect. Good coffee.
  • Amazing place! Beautiful landscape, you'll find the peace of soul in this blessed church overlooking Maggiore Lake. Stairs to get there are pretty steep, trainers are strongly recommended!
  • Beautiful escape from a noisy life, you can just go down by the stairs or wait till they open, oh no bar or restaurant or bathroom is available out of hours. Restaurant opens only on Sundays!
  • Astonishing landscape on Lago Maggiore and a concentration of spirituality that is still there despite the crowds
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