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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. Put Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso and other Leggiuno attractions into our Leggiuno vacation generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • If you are from parts of Lake Maggiore, Lombardy shore is definitely worth a visit, you can sleep and eat in the area. A little gem nestled on the Lake. To visit the Church and the works open to the public as well as admiring a spectacular view.
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  • Eremo di Santa Caterina del Sasso can be reached through the lake - on a boat or by car. We got to the monastery on our way along the Lago Maggiore lakeside, and it was one of the best side trips. Bui...  more »
  • It was a very pleasant trip. Been a while since we wanted to visit, with the Wisteria in bloom was even more enjoyable as gita:-) Breathtaking both in front is looking toward the Borromean islands. The monastery and the Church, they were transferred back to its former glory thanks to a careful restoration. Really nice and interesting.
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  • Extremely beautiful place. Run by nuns, on the cliffs of the lake maggiore in varese province
  • 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.
  • Monastery clinging to the cliff face, fantastic. Women please note it's a holy place so they expect no shorts and sleeves. Same as all the church's in Italy.
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  • Amazing place over the lake. possible to arrive by car or by ferries. Do not miss the sunset!