The Abbey stands on Montello by the Piave River and shows how history can create beauty
When art is enhanced by time and history
The Abbey of Sant’Eustachio stands on Montello by the Piave River. Following recent restoration work, it’s now open to the public and it shows how history can create beauty.
Built in around 800, it fell under the control of the Collalto family in 1050 and became extremely powerful. The Abbey of Sant’Eustachio in Nervesa della Battaglia magnificently blends art and history: it was recently restored and it’s a truly enchanting place due to its mystic atmosphere and its location on top of a hill overlooking the gravelly bed of the Piave River.
The stately abbey was destroyed during the First World War. Today, it’s a magnificent, vibrant symbol of its glorious past and it offers unique views of the surrounding area.
Did you know that Giovanni Della Casa wrote his most famous work here? It was a treatise on etiquette entitled “Galateo: Or, The Rules of Polite Behaviour”.