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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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  • It is a magical place like you surprise her position. Incastronato the rock and suspended above the lago maggiore. You can reach from above via a stroll downhill surrounded by vegetation or with a comfortable lift. Absolutely worth a visit.
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  • Peace in quiet majestic that only the Lake can give, adorned by a halo of mysticism and serenity. "mystery" in the Hermitage
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  • A beautiful little church perched overlooking beautiful Lake Maggiore: relaxation, peace and astonishment are feelings that pervade when you visit this place. It is accessible by car; from free parking you can decide to come to the Hermitage through more than 200 steps or by elevator (2 euro per person). The island is reachable also with the ferry boats. Very recommended!
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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!