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Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso

Via Santa Caterina, Leggiuno, Italy
+39 0332 647172
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Lovely chapel in a stunning location.

The elevator in the rock is a unusual modern way to get down to this very old church, it is where... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hythe, United Kingdom

Dont come here if you are expecting a Disney style feature. The charm is in the history and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charles U
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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“lake maggiore” (13 reviews)
“the cliff” (10 reviews)
“car park” (8 reviews)
Via Santa Caterina, Leggiuno, Italy
+39 0332 647172
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank RebeccaBlueSky
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

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

Thank 11pamelan
Reviewed 26 August 2017 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

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6 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