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. 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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  • to all who were able to pick up and put back in the best possible way, the whole structure, updating the existing without distorting the cultural and religious sense and spirit of the place. The whole thing is even more commendable if you think that access is free of charge, at most you can spend 1 euro to use the elevator. Must see and keep intact and beautiful as it is.
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  • of the many sacred places that I visited, I liked the location, overlooking the Lake, overlooking, but I did not notice a particularly spiritual. Appreciated the frescoes
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  • Great views of Lago Maggiore. Free entrance to the small church and free parking. Available place for picnic and one cafeteria with a terrace. There is an elevator to avlid the long stairs for few euros. I recommend to pass by but don't expect more that the views
  • A real pearl in italy. 800 years old monastery. Finally they decided to keep it open the full day and dont close it lunchtine. If you go on a friday or out of peak days and season you will be able to enjoy it all for yourself. Walk the stairs, dont be afraid and enjoy the peacefulness of the lake with its palmtrees and beauties
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