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Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso

Via Santa Caterina, Leggiuno, Italy
+39 0332 647172
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A must see on Lake Maggiore...from here you can also start your Lake Maggiore Cruise to visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Viggiu, Italy

Definitely worth the 240 steps down and then even back up! beautiful views and a quaint monastery... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wickersley, United Kingdom
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“the cliff” (10 reviews)
“lake maggiore” (11 reviews)
“car park” (8 reviews)
Via Santa Caterina, Leggiuno, Italy
+39 0332 647172
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see on Lake Maggiore...from here you can also start your Lake Maggiore Cruise to visit Borromeo Islands

Thank 11pamelan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth the 240 steps down and then even back up! beautiful views and a quaint monastery! Disabled accesses as well!

Thank rebeccaemeline
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This was by far the best thing we visited on the lake. Easy to get to via boat and impressive pictures can be taken from the water. Excellent gift shop!

Thank MixMasterMoll
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Free car park. You could take a lift for a Euro but pleasant walk down. No entrance fee. All very serene and very beautiful. Great views and stunning chapel at the end. Wish there had been more to see but what there is was lovely....More

Thank 814SarahT
Reviewed 4 August 2017

My favorite part of this little chapel is the Gregorian Chant music softly played over speakers from above. Please please please, other tourists, walk slowly, don't talk at all, and keep it a peaceful experience for all. It's a very pretty little chapel to come...More

Thank Jeff s
Reviewed 16 July 2017

You can access the monastery by ferry or car and it's an absolute must place to visit for its sheer beauty and religious significance. From the car park it's only a short walk to either the steps or lift - lift costs 1e each way...More

Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This monastery is perched on the eastern side of Lake Maggiore and is easily accessible from Stresa, where I stayed. Have your camera at the ready on your approach to capture the beauty of the building in full. You will need to climb a number...More

Thank Ed1985365
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is a wonderfully tranquil, spiritual place with the most amazing frescoes amongst incredible buildings, reached from Stresa across Lake Maggiore [which takes some 15 minutes]. The church is very interesting, as are the additional buildings, as well as the wine and olive press which...More

Thank JandSEvian
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

The Eremo is in a magnificent and peaceful location on the lake. Not everything is accessible but it still worth a visit!

Thank Sara L
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Eremo di Santa Caterina del Sasso can be reached through the lake - on a boat or by car. We got to the monastery on our way along the Lago Maggiore lakeside, and it was one of the best side trips. Build on the cliff,...More

Thank Zuzana M
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7 December 2015|
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Response from 541jessi67 | Reviewed this property |
Hello! There is no fee for the entrance, only the elevator costs 50 cent or 1 euro, in case you do not manage to take the ancient and beautifu stairs, i can only recommend no to be missed! concerning the ferries please... More