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The Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso

Clinging to a sheer rock overhanging one of the deepest parts of Lake Maggiore, the hermitage is a monastery made up of three buildings dating back to the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. It offers a wonderful blend of art and history set against one of the most charming natural canvases on Lake Maggiore, in which the rock appears to almost form a balcony leaning out towards the Borromean Islands. The hermitage can be easily accessed via a short walk from the lake or a picturesque staircase with 268 steps from a large square above, and a lift has recently been installed.


ADDRESS: via Santa Caterina, 13 - Leggiuno

OPENING HOURS: March: 9.00 - 12.00, 14.00 - 17.00  //  From april to oct: 9.00 - 12.00, 14.00 - 18.00  //  From november to feb: saturdays, sundays and holydays: 9.00 - 12.00, 14.00 - 17.00


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