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Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso

Via Santa Caterina, Leggiuno, Italy
+39 0332 647172
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Church on the side of a cliff, next to lake.

Very peaceful, sacred church built on the side of a cliff next to the lake. Not a lot of tourist... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
yhahn
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Seoul, South Korea
Visiting Eremo di Santa Caterina

We took a ferry from Stresa to a dock below this historic working monastery and Catholic church... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bevschmitt42
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Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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  • Average3%
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“lake maggiore” (13 reviews)
“the cliff” (10 reviews)
“car park” (8 reviews)
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Via Santa Caterina, Leggiuno, Italy
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+39 0332 647172
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very peaceful, sacred church built on the side of a cliff next to the lake. Not a lot of tourist which was very nice. We really liked this church. We walked down the stairs which was not too difficult but there is an elevator which...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a ferry from Stresa to a dock below this historic working monastery and Catholic church sited on the side of a cliff overlooking Lake Maggiore. After climbing about 80 steps we were rewarded with partially restored impressive old structures including a chapel with...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are staying in Stresa and have a morning spare I would do as we did and catch the 09.50 ferry this will give you 1 hour 30 mins to look round, this is plenty. We always take time to make sure we see...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We caught the ferry from Stresa at 1130 arriving at 1145. We were not aware that the monastery closed from 1200 till 1400. And when I say closed I mean closed. The chapel closed, the individual buildings closed, the footpaths closed. We were able to...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

The cathedral was visited during the week little. You have to go down a lot and then up again. That is feasible. For the disabled or Lazy there is also a lift. The view is great! The cafe at the entrance is cute. The owner...More

Thank elmila
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

It is a very special place, built around 1200 there is a chapel inside the place and the constructions is unbeleavable. It is a must do if you are in the zone.

Thank Gabriel P
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Reviewed November 29, 2017

I think we were lucky that there was almost no one there. It was really silent, which made it so great. Even though it was closed for a bit, we had an amazing walk around it and had a beautiful view of the lake.

Thank RubenWijnberg
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

The elevator in the rock is a unusual modern way to get down to this very old church, it is where the past meets today in a seem less way. The church has stunning views over the lake and is just as stunning inside, with...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2017

Dont come here if you are expecting a Disney style feature. The charm is in the history and understanding how it happenned - it's captivating and worth a detour

Thank Charles U
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Wonderful and peaceful place 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...More

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Nitin4
December 6, 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
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