Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso



A place of ancient charm, in the Hermitage of Santa Caterina nature, art and history merge with the rock of Sasso Ballaro to which it clings, like a silent guardian of the waters of Lake Maggiore. The chapel, which dates back to the end of the 12th century, was soon flanked by two other churches, that of Santa Maria Nove and that of San Nicola or Nicolao, protector of sailors. Over the centuries, first the Dominicans, then the Ambrosians, then the Carmelites stayed there. Since 2019, religious management has been entrusted to the Franciscan Fraternity of Bethany.


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