Castel Paschbach is located above S. Michele and has once upon a time been domicile of the pianist and teacher Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli.
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Still today his piano is in the castle. Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli was pianist and also taught this art, sometimes even in his private rooms of Castel Paschbach.
This historic building is located above San Michele and is a real jewel in the scenery with its red-white window shutters and crenels. It is one of the main testimonials of the Oltradige construction style, combining also Mediterranean and Tyrolean elements.
Once upon a time there was the „Tower of Pasquay“, which is still today the centre of this beautiful builiding. It dates back to the mid 13th century and inside it boasts a beautiful Gothic living room.
The construction style of Castel Paschbach boasts elements of Middle Ages, Renaissance and the Romantic period. Renewed and enlarged in the Late Middle Ages, Luca d’Allio added new Renaissance elements in 1585. Around 1900 Hermann von Zastrow provided for further renovations rising the tower and crenels.
Jakob Aichner, citizen of Cortina all’Adige, took over the tower in 1570. In 1589 his son Hand Baptist was ennobled with the attribute „von Paschbach“. By marriage the residence, at the end of the 19th century, passed into the hands of the Lords of Wohlgemuth. Afterwards the castle repeatedly changed hands. Today (2009) it is Mrs Rolanda Zanghi who has perfectly combined historic elements of the building with modern ones. And she also welcomes guests in her mansion.