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Perched on the rock overlooking the Verbano, a place of prayer and spirituality, the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso is undoubtedly one of the most evocative scenarios of Lake Maggiore. The hermitage is a monastic complex of three buildings dating back to the 12th century. The Blessed Alberto Besozzi of Arolo withdrew to this place for a vow made during a shipwreck. Passed from order to order, today it is governed by a community inspired by the rule of St. Benedict. Paintings and frescoes from the 13th-18th centuries adorn the walls of the Church. On summer evenings, outside the monastery, you can participate in classical music or sacred choral concerts.

Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso
Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso

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Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso
Via Santa Caterina, 13, 21038 Leggiuno VA

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