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Inside, the monastery has been recently renovated. Fragments of frescoes have been revealed. The beautiful arches and vaulted ceilings have been cleaned. Outside, fig trees, geranium, and oleander grow. Below, hundreds of feet below, the blue waters of Lago Maggiore wash up against the rocks. And far off in the distance is the snow-capped
Santa Caterina del Sasso is in Leggiuno, across Lago Maggiore from Stresa. The best way to approach is from the water, where the visual impact is greater. Perched on a narrow precipice of rock cliff, the monastery looms above little boats mooring in Laveno’s small harbor. For many centuries in fact, this was the only way to approach and enter the monastery. Now you can also approach from the top of the cliff, where you can park your car and walk down almost 300 steps.
The current structure dates from the 16th century.
Frescoes have been beautifully restored.
Hours: From March through October open every day, 8.30 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 17.00. From November through February open Saturdays and holidays.
From Stresa take the boat to Laveno.
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