Santa Caterina del Sasso Ballaro
Here space and time are stilled at 18 meters above lake level.
The Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso Ballaro is a place that awakens many emotions.
Built in on a rocky outcrop in one of the most scenic places on Lake Maggiore, it has been attracting pilgrims, believers and travelers for centuries, and now tourists as well.
The story of its construction and evolution are compelling: a succession of facts and events, many of them definable as miraculous, lead to the development of the complex as we know it today.
Convent, little convent and church welcome the visitor arriving from the lake offer a breathtaking sight.
You may be wondering why it was built in that precise spot, don't worry, I will tell you all about it during one of the thematic cruises because let's face it, arriving from the Lake is a whole different story.