Comune di Leggiuno

Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso, at Reno.

Coat of arms

Location of Leggiuno in Italy

Coordinates: 45°52′36.48″N 8°37′18.12″E / 45.8768000°N 8.6217000°E / 45.8768000; 8.6217000Coordinates: 45°52′36.48″N 8°37′18.12″E / 45.8768000°N 8.6217000°E / 45.8768000; 8.6217000
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Varese (VA)
Frazioni 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
  Mayor Adriano Costantini
  Total 13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 240 m (790 ft)
  Total 3,405
  Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Leggiunesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 21038
Dialing code 0332
Patron saint St. Stephen
Saint day 26 December
Website Official website

Leggiuno is a town and comune in the 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

The frazione of Reno is home to the hermitage of 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.

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