Appiano sulla strada del vino – Monte-Berg Eppan an der weinatrasse

Appiano sulla Strada del vino: Bad Turmbach is among the incredibly pretty rolling hills in the vicinity of Eppan, at an altitude of 500 meters. The area unbelievably rich in Medieval castles, as well as noble residences built in an aristocratic architectural style called the Aberetsch manner, incorporating Tuscan, Venetian a Tyrolean features. The climate, nature, and general atmosphere of Aberetsch is redolent more of the Mediterranean than of the Alps.

Appiano sulla strada del vino
Hotel Turmbach – Eppan
Recommended by Slow Food: Restaurant Hotel 3-Star Hotel

Landgasthof Restaurant Bad Turmbach
Turmbachweg 4 – Via Rio della Torre 4
39057 Eppan/Berg
Tel. +39 0471 662339
Fax +39 0471 664754
E-Mail: gasthof(at)turmbach.com
Internet: www.turmbach.com
Closed from Christmas to Easter
All credit cards, Bancomat

Not many people know this but the spa in Monte di Appiano has been operating for centuries, exploiting the crystal clear waters of the area for herbal infusions with pine resin and other conifer flavors.

Appiano sulla strada del vino
Hotel Turmbach – Eppan
Hotel Turmbach – Eppan – the testaurant

Gourmets from far and near appreciate the superb cuisine for its genuine Tyrolean and international dishes, for example, fresh trout accompanied by their own homemade white wines.

Of course, their wine list is extensive and connoisseurs will find plenty there to delight their palates.

The Turmbach is a typical gasthof. It is located in one of the few residences that have stood the test of time and managed by the Worndle family for as long as anyone can remember.

Appiano sulla strada del vino
Eating in the open garden at the Turmbach restaurant
Hotel Turmbach – Eppan – the outside garden

This friendly, well-kept place has balconies with flowers and adequate space for dining. It is fully equipped for anyone wishing to enjoy a relaxing break.

In summer you can eat outside under the apple trees, close to the river where the trout can be seen darting through the water.

Rooms are comfortable and, though they vary from one room to the next, furnishings are all typical. A buffet breakfast is available with a selection of home-made sweets and savory food. The restaurant serves ‘revisited’ local dishes at a price of 40-45 euro, excluding wine.

15 double rooms with bathroom and balcony. Prices: double room single use 38-45 euro, double 64-80, breakfast included. Credit cards: all except Discovery Card

Off-street parking. Small pets are allowed. Reception open from 8 AM to 12 AM. Bar, restaurant. Garden. Swimming pool

Courtesy in part of  Osterie e locande d’Italia Slow food editore

Appiano sulla strada del vino
Hotel Turmbach – Eppan

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Where to stay in Appiano

There are quality hotels, apartments, villas, and condo hotels available, check them out and make a reservation here.

Appiano sulla strada del vino
Appiano Train Station – Photo Hubert Berberich/wikimedia.org – courtesy of Ferrovie.it
Historical-artistic protection for the old station of Appiano

The building built in 1898 in San Michele, in the municipality of Appiano, will be preserved as a cultural monument: on June 12, 2020, the council approved to put it under historical-artistic protection.

The former Appiano / Cornaiano station along the Oltradige railway line today houses the Mobility Center, municipal offices (Local Police), and a bar. It will be protected and preserved as an architectural and cultural monument, just like the analogous building in Caldaro.

To this end, the provincial government decided to put the building under historical-artistic protection. “Built as part of the construction of the Oltradige railway at the end of the 19th century this building represents, together with the ex-sanatorium and Grand Hotel Hocheppan” and the Cantina Sociale San Michele, a complex of buildings already identified as a “whole”. The Municipality of Appiano, the owner of the area, strengthened this protection.

The station building in San Michele, built in 1898, was a symbol of the new era and modernization brought to the Appiano area by the railway connection. The building was among other things the painter’s atelier after the abandonment of the railway structure in 1965. The Province sold it free of charge to the Municipality of Appiano.

Caldaro Railway Station – Abandoned – Photo Luigino – Public domain
Caldaro former train station

As for planimetric and architectural conformation, the building is similar to the former station of Caldaro, placed in 2008 under historical-artistic protection.

The typological construction elements include the central front with round-arched doors on the entrance side, the low lateral wings, and the veranda facing south, as well as several ceilings with molded part decorations.

Furthermore, the veranda open to the south-east with its fine wooden carvings, some porphyry stone floors, and several internal doors, still preserved, deserve mention.

The attic and cellar compartments are also still in their original state.

The south-east annex in the form of a veranda was instead demolished and rebuilt in accordance with the original.

As part of the renovation works, STA Structures Transport Alto Adige SpA replaced all the original windows with PVC windows in imitation of wooden windows.

In 2014 a restorer discolored the mold paintings on the ceiling of the station’s former buffet. The provincial office for architectural and artistic heritage contributed financially to the renovation.