How to reach
It is possible to reach the Hermitage of Santa Caterina leaving your car in the square above, where there is a large parking, then descending along the panoramic staircase consisting of 268 steps or by means of the lift with access near the car parking.
The Hermitage of Santa Caterina is accessible to everyone
Santa Caterina del Sasso open to the world
Faith as well as the beauty of the places where it is cultivated are values to which everyone has the right to access. This is why the hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso, one of the richest religious buildings in history and sacredness of our territory, has no barriers of any kind, much less architectural.
Respect for the environment and for the people
In fact, the hermitage magically set in the rock overlooking the Verbano can be reached by everyone along sustainable paths because they respect the environment and above all the person, in particular of older pilgrims and the disabled.
Lift in the rock
For those with walking difficulties, a comfortable lift is available from the upper square at the entrance to the Cascine del Quiquio, which in a few minutes overcomes a difference in height of 51 meters.
The panoramic staircase
For all others who wish to access the hermitage from the upper square of Quiquio, there is the possibility of walking the comfortable and suggestive staircase overlooking one of the most beautiful views of Lake Maggiore.