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Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso

Via Santa Caterina, Leggiuno, Italy
+39 0332 647172
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Enchanted

Be aware, the site is closed between 12 and 2 pm. Free car park, restaurant and toilets on the top... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Jan K
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Warwick, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
Serenity of sacred site

The sensations here take one back through the centuries, imagining the tranquility and the dangers... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Etta M
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Springfield
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Leggiuno
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lake maggiore” (13 reviews)
“the cliff” (11 reviews)
“car park” (8 reviews)
LOCATION
Via Santa Caterina, Leggiuno, Italy
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+39 0332 647172
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"lake maggiore"
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"the cliff"
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"car park"
in 8 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"gift shop"
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"olive press"
in 4 reviews
"spiritual place"
in 3 reviews
"del sasso"
in 3 reviews
"last supper"
in 2 reviews
"peaceful location"
in 2 reviews
"lovely stained glass windows"
in 2 reviews
"opening times"
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"small fee"
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"borromeo islands"
in 2 reviews
"monastery"
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"lift"
in 16 reviews
"boat"
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Be aware, the site is closed between 12 and 2 pm. Free car park, restaurant and toilets on the top level. You pay 1 Euro to go down the elevator and the same price to go up, or you can walk the 240 steps. We...More

1  Thank Jan K
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

The sensations here take one back through the centuries, imagining the tranquility and the dangers of life on and above the lake.

Thank Etta M
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

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

Thank yhahn
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

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

1  Thank bevschmitt42
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

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

2  Thank Gill-Graham-Hicks
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

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

1  Thank RichardChristin... D
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Reviewed 3 April 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 4 January 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 30 November 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 8 October 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

Thank RebeccaBlueSky
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Nitin4
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
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