Sant-Eustachio Abbey, Nervesa della BattagliaSant-Eustachio Abbey, Nervesa della Battaglia

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    This spot is famous on a regional scale Fritz. Cool spot however!
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      Yes, but no plan Fritz...
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Some places, by their beauty, their silence, their past or events they suggest, can provide intense emotions to the visitor. This is the case for the San Eustachio Abbey ruins. The beauty of the walls emerging from vegetation imposes silence and contemplation.

My experience, Explo description: 

San Eustachio Benedictine Abbey is the oldest monument of Nervesa. Its foundation dates back to the XI century.

It was a first time destroyed in 1229 during the war between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines.

During the WW1, it was used as an artillery observatory during the Solstice battle (June 1918). Its high position was an easy target for the Austro-Hungarian artillery, then for the Italian artillery, and it was reduced into ruins.

After the war, what remained of the splendid Romanic architecture served as a career for construction materials.

How getting there: 

Park in front of San Giovanni Battista : church at the corner of via Armando Diaz and via Monsignor Della Casa.

In front of the entrance of the Church, cross the street and go through an iron gate. A panel in Italian and German traces the history of the abbey. Follow the trail under the trees and mount up to the abbey (10 minutes to go, 60m declivity).

You can see the the ruins in the middle of the vegetation. Then you will reach a platform that can make a great place for a picnic.

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

The trail and the ruins are private property. If the gates are closed, please do not insist : it simply means that access is not allowed.

Visit duration: 

1/2 hour trip.

Entry fees: 

Free.