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Comune di Leggiuno
Hermitage o Santa Caterina del Sasso, at Reno.
Hermitage o Santa Caterina del Sasso, at Reno.
Map of comune of Leggiuno (province of Varese, region Lombardy, Italy).svg
Leggiuno is located in Italy
Location of Leggiuno in Italy
Coordinates: 45°52′36.48″N 8°37′18.12″E / 45.8768000°N 8.6217000°E / 45.8768000; 8.6217000
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan ceety 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
 • Tot 13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 240 m (790 ft)
 • Tot 3,405
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Leggiunesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 21038
Dialin code 0332
Patron saint St. Stephen
Saint day 26 December
Wabsteid Offeecial wabsteid

Leggiuno is a toun an comune in the province o Varese, Lombardy, Italy.

It is the birthplace o Gigi Riva, a fitbawer o Cagliari an Italy. The great Italian operatic tenor Giuseppe Borgatti dee'd thare in retirement in 1950.

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The frazione o Reno is hame tae the hermitage o Santa Caterina del Sasso, which owerleuks Lake Maggiore. Local tradeetion haes it that it dates back tae the 12t century an wis foondit bi the hermit Alberto Besozzi. Though still in use as a monastery, it serves mainly as a tourist attraction and pilgrimage site.