Opening hours of the Hermitage

All information to penetrate the beauty of the hermitage living unforgettable moments of culture and spiritual recollection.

The Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso is open daily
from 15 October to 15 December and from 7 January to 15 March

  • Monday to Friday: from 13:30 to 18:00 (last entrance at 17:30)
  • Saturday, Sunday and midweek holidays: 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (last admission 7 p.m.)
  • Celebration of Holy Mass Mon-Fri: 5 p.m.; Sat-Sun: 6 p.m. Entry to the church at these times is only permitted for those attending mass.

From 16 March to 14 October and from 16 December to 6 January

  • Daily from 9.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. (last entry 7 p.m.)
  • Celebration of Holy Mass at 6 p.m. Entry to the church at these times is only permitted for those attending mass.

Contact details:

0332.647014
3288377206

How to reach us
The Hermitage is located in Leggiuno (VA) in Via Santa Caterina 13.
Ample parking is available a few metres from the ticket office.
You can reach it by car from Varese (22 km, SP1 del lago and SS394), from Milan (78 km, motorway a8 and a26 exit Vergiate- Sesto Calende ), from Lugano (42 km, Lavena Ponte Tresa pass)
By boat from Arona or Stresa, with several trips per day according to the Lake Maggiore navigation schedule.

Religious services

LOW SEASON - from 15 October to 15 March
Monday to Friday
  • Rosary at 16:30
  • Mass at 17:00
Saturday Sunday and holidays
  • Rosary at 17:30
  • Mass at 18:00
HIGH SEASON - from 16 March to 14 October and from 16 December to 6 January
Daily
  • Rosary at 17:30
  • Mass at 18:00

The religious management of the Hermitage is entrusted to the Franciscan Fraternity of Bethany.

Please note that during religious services it will not be possible to visit the Church.

Access to the Church exclusively for participation in religious services is allowed without payment entrance ticket 30 minutes before the beginning of the celebration (get a special ticket at the ticket office).

Please also note that this free ticket does not include the possibility to visit the spaces of the Hermitage.

For information exclusively on religious services and celebrations:

  • Tel. 0332 647172
  • E-mail: