Santa Caterina del Sasso

Leggiuno, Italy

Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso is a Roman Catholic monastery perched on a rocky ridge on the eastern shore of Lake Maggiore.

The monastery can be reached on foot by descending down a long winding stairway or by taking an elevator or by a number of ferry services or boats that dock at the pier.

The construction of the monastery dates from the 14th century, although the more recent frescos are from the 19th century. It consists of three buildings: the southern convent, the convent and the main church. In 1914 it was declared a national monument.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Tareq Muhtaseb (2 years ago)
Nice place, the open at 1330 in the winter, elevator cost 1€ to go up back.
Rho Rho (2 years ago)
Well spent family day! Stroller friendly for those who have a child, there's a lift for 1€. Breathtaking view of the lake
Fabian Lalith (2 years ago)
Its a very beutifull church situated on the very high mountain ..once you request anything from santa caterina in a good faith definitely you will get it..i got that experience...God bless you'll...
John Schiffer (2 years ago)
Very nice views across the lake, well preserved monastery. There is also an escalator for the way back up, is costing an additional euro.
Ilse Kuijpers (2 years ago)
We were there on a quiet day, that was nice. It is worth the 5 euro entrance fee. There is a comfortable walking path to the cloister in the rocks. I think it is even more exciting to visit by boat!
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