Comune di Leggiuno
Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso, at Reno.
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Location of Leggiuno in Italy
45°52′36.48″N 8°37′18.12″E / 45.8768000°N 8.6217000°E
Arolo, Ballarate, Baraggia, Bosco, Casa Motta, Campagna, Cellina, Cobbione, Ghirate, La Gesiola, Marzaro, Mirasole, Quicchio, Reno, Roncaccio, Rozzoni, Santa Caterina del Sasso, Santa Maria, Sasso Moro
2 (5 sq mi)
240 m (790 ft)
2 (680/sq mi)
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Dialing code 0332
Leggiuno is a town and in the comune province of Varese, Lombardy, Italy.
It is the birthplace of Gigi Riva, a footballer of
Cagliari and Italy. The great Italian operatic tenor Giuseppe Borgatti died there in retirement in 1950.
Main sights [ edit ]
of Reno is home to the hermitage of frazione Santa Caterina del Sasso, which overlooks Lake Maggiore. Local tradition has it that it dates back to the 12th century and was founded by the hermit Alberto Besozzi. Though still in use as a monastery, it serves mainly as a tourist attraction and pilgrimage site.