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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  • Hermitage reached by land, not by the Lake with convenient parking for cars. After a descent composed a long staircase (there is also an elevator) you reach the Hermitage. A religious place by an incredible architecture jutting out between rock and Lake. The facilities are well maintained and the Church is adorned with beautiful frescoes. Being a religious place is recommended clothing and respectful behaviour. There is also a nice playground for the little ones. Nice indeed, a ride he deserves it right!!
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  • Unfortunately I couldn't go down the stairs (closed) but the visit is valid because the landscape is impressive, to say the least. Not to be missed!
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  • Left Milan with the intention of seeing this attraction. the day boded no good. a fog esageratissima ... Arrived on site, free filling. We Park 4 steps and got to the Hermitage. The place is awesome. very relaxing, a little slice of heaven. Look at the pictures to enjoy the odd feeling of fog on the Lake.
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  • Astonishing landscape on Lago Maggiore and a concentration of spirituality that is still there despite the crowds
  • Great place to visit when you need to forget about everything and have some time just for yourself. Isolated religious places have peculiar feeling that you can't find anywhere else.
  • Spiritual, soothing to the soul, sacred and so magical. Go alone!
  • A must visit location....but pay to take the lift.
  • This is a much smaller place than what I would have guessed from a brochure and the internet, but still a very nice half-day trip.

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