Eremo di Santa Caterina del Sasso - Italy
Eremo di Santa Caterina del Sasso is an ancient monastery perched on a limestone outcropping towering above Lake Maggiore, in Leggiuno, an hour and a half drive from Milan. The structure is composed of two churches, one by the shore and the second, higher, atop a ledge. The breathtaking views from this spot are what make it so unbelievably captivating, especially since you're basically surrounded by crystal-clear blue/green water and captivating mountains. The atmosphere is of utter serenity so if you're looking for a little spiritual peace and quiet, this is the perfect spot for you! The monastery can be reached from a winding road from the town of Leggiuno. Make sure to check out the quaint church by the shore for the best views of both the lake and the mountain range. It's the perfect place to reconnect with nature, have some private time and reflect on life.