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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  • All very nice, the location overlooking the lake, the cleaning and preservation of the properties are perfect. The only negative note is the price. 5 euros for the visit plus 2 euros to go down and then go back up seem like an exaggeration counting that in the end it is still only a church.
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  • The visit really deserves, even as a non-believer it is necessary to know how to recognize, the peace that inspires these places. Prices well rewarded by the beauty of the place.
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  • Once again a nice place by the water. Like many other religious places it is well maintained and located in a prime location. Unlike many other sites you can access the main buildings by elevator. We took the stairs but I thought it was nice to give access to all. It’s fairly a small place to visit. There are some tables where you can have a picnic with a nice view of the Lake. Make sure you bring cash because they don’t take credit cards.
  • Some years ago was all free.. you can go, enjoy the place , feel the history. Nowadays is all about making money: elevator does cost, as the visit to the small church. So yes, nice place but in contradiction with what should be the "house of God".... You're welcome if you pay. It should be free , it should be for the soul and not for the pocket
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