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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: Open daily from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm // church 9.30 am to 5.30 pm


  • From October 14th to December 22nd 2019: Mon to Fri: from 1.30 pm to 6.00 pm // Sat, Sun and midweek public holidays: from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
  • From December 23, 2019 to January 6, 2020: every day: from 10.00 am to 18.00 pm
  • From 7 January 2020 to 31 March 2020: Mon to Fri: from 1.30 pm to 6.00 pm // Sat, Sun and midweek public holidays: from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

CONTACT: 0332 647760

Ticket availables on site (further informations and prices on the official website)


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