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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  • We got from the Bank Piemontina by ferry from Stresa. Well what can I say, I didn't think so handsome, set like a gem in the rock. Stunning Lake views and interesting the whole structure in terms of architectural that paints. To visit ... too bad he didn't do the famous steps. The photos then speak for themselves.
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  • A nice walk in the past. The place also appears in the drama I promessi sposi, by Salvatore Nocita, produced by RAI in 1989
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  • The monastery is a good resting point to pause but also as a starting point for excursions by boat on the Lake with its great location and the small but very beautiful plant.
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Extremely beautiful place. Run by nuns, on the cliffs of the lake maggiore in varese province
  • Beautiful and magical location

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