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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


LOW SEASON - from October 15th to December 15th and from January 7th to March 15th:

- Monday to Friday: 1.30 pm - 6.00 pm

- Saturday, Sunday and midweek holidays: 9.30 am - 7.30 pm

HIGH SEASON - from March 16th to October 14th and from December 16th to January 6th:

- Every day: 9.30 am - 7.30 pm

Holy Mass will be celebrated at 5.00 pm preceded by the rosary. Access to the Church suspended during religious services.


- Full ticket: € 5

- Reduced ticket: € 3

- Free ticket: children under 18 yo, touristic guides and residents in Leggiuno


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    Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry
    Provincia di Varese