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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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  • A pleasant walk that offers a spectacular view, both summer and winter. A place to visit.
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  • Unique and beautiful place, good to reach by boat or on foot making the long flight of steps or taking the elevator cut into the mountain for those who can't do stairs. very impressive place
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  • To dispose of the lavish lunch at Trattoria For Bacchus nearby meta: L ' Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso di Leggiuno Varese monastery dating back to the 12th century, located on cliff overlooking Xlll on the eastern shore of Lake Maggiore, admittedly this enchanting corner of great beauty, always leaves you speechless, I am of the opinion that we Italians we should maybe , love, respect, and appreciate a little more what in our beautiful country offers us. ...! Alfredo.
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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.
  • Really magical place hidden in the country side.
  • Amazing place over the lake. possible to arrive by car or by ferries. Do not miss the sunset!