Castello Del Sole

Tour of the islands with a stop at Santa Caterina del Sasso

  • When

    Upon request by our Concierge

  • Duration

    Five hours

  • Price

    CHF 1'500 incl. diesel, excl. catering, snacks, admission to islands, ...

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Experience a unique boat trip on Lake Maggiore that takes you to three enchanting islands in five hours. Our skipper will take you to the Italian monastery "Eremo di Santa Caterina del Sasso".

Discover the spectacular side of Lake Maggiore from the water on board our elegant boat. Enjoy an impressive 5-hour cruise around the picturesque islands of Lake Maggiore. The trip takes you deep into Italy. Discover the Roman Catholic monastery and hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso.


According to tradition, the hermitage was founded by a wealthy local merchant, Alberto Besozzi. He had miraculously survived a shipwreck while crossing the lake. He then decided to retire to this part of the coast as a hermit.

Blessed Alberto built a chapel here and dedicated it to Saint Catherine of Egypt, who is depicted in the frescoes in the background of the chapel. The chapel was built in the 12th century.

(Source and more history)

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