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.
Via S. Caterina, 5 Leggiuno (VA)
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 1st November to 28th/29th February: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2 - 5 p.m.
Every day from 23rd December to 6th January: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2 - 5 p.m.
Every day in March: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2 - 5 p.m.
Every day from 1st April to 14th June: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2 - 6 p.m.
Every day from 15th June to 15th September: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (the church is closed between 12 and 1.30 p.m.)
Every day from 16th September to 31st October: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2 - 6 p.m.