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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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  • After so many years I live on Lake Maggiore shores I visited the Hermitage. You can reach it by boat or arrive in Leggiuno, in the province of Varese By a beautiful square down several steps and we are located in a beautiful setting overlooking the Lake. Short visit but not to be missed by anyone visiting the Lake. Ascend and descend by lift.
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  • Only about an hour's drive from Milan this site very well managed and maintained. With a comfortable lift for those who do not want to make 240 steps. Worth ancher on a beautiful winter day.
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  • the view on the Lake maggiore is superb, the province of Varese has invested his own money in the safeguard an ancient site and great stories, very friendly staff, shame that the walk is open only on Saturday and Sunday, we went to Monday
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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!