Surrounded by orchards and vineyards, Schloss Paschbach is a charming 13th-century castle located 9 km from Bolzano. It offers elegant rooms with flat-screen satellite TV and free WiFi.
Castel Paschbach (in German Schloss Paschbach) is a castle located in the hamlet of San Michele in the municipality of Appiano in South Tyrol. The first written documents that speak of this manor date back to 1248, when it consisted only of the so-called "Torre di Pasquay".
In 1570 the castle was purchased by Jakob Aichner, who in 1585 had it enlarged in the Renaissance style by Luca d'Allio. It remained in the hands of the Aichner family, which in the meantime had been invested with the noble predicate "von Paschbach", until the end of the 17th century when it passed to the lords of Mörl. In the 19th century it became the property of the Wohlgemuth and then passed from hand to hand to the current owners.
After the Second World War it was the home of the pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, who also taught master classes there. His piano is still preserved in the castle. The property includes a tower which houses a Gothic stube with original walls covered in wood.