La Darbia blog

A romantic getaway

Fri, 21 March 2014
A romantic getaway
Because of its magical atmosphere, Lake Orta has always been considered the most romantic of all the Italian lakes but, in our opinion, this definition is somewhat limited and we are willing to argue our point of view! Do you know of a more romantic lake, a more picturesque island or a more evocati..
Because of its magical atmosphere, Lake Orta has always been considered the most romantic of all the Italian lakes but, in our opinion, this definition is somewhat limited and we are willing to argue our point of view! Do you know of a more romantic lake, a more picturesque island or a more evocative town?
Think over it at leisure but, in the meantime, while open to an unlikely contradiction, let us describe our beloved Cusio as, beyond a shadow of doubt, the most romantic lake in the world!


What other destination could be more idyllic for a romantic getaway, far removed from the pressures of everyday life? 
La Darbia could be your corner of Paradise, where you can combine relaxation and intimacy and enjoy precious moments wrapped in the silence of a poetic landscape. 
If you wish for a certain serenity on holiday as a couple we can offer you a few simple things, which we feel sure will remain impressed in your memory forever. 
The stone tower is ready to host your dreams and, while gazing at the most evocative of sunsets through the large glass screen, you will drift into sleep surrounded by the lights from the island. 
Good night! 
…the distant sound of the Monastery bells will take care of awakening you in the morning.


Ciò di cui si parla e che spesso
si dimentica è che infine
ognuno ha il diritto di abitare
il mondo nel tempo che gli è dato
sapendo che serberà il ricordo
di un fiore forse di un geranio
o di una nuvola quel giorno
come un sospiro sopra il lago
quando si strinsero le mani
in un pegno di speranza
e che il suo compito appunto
sulla terra in nient’altro consiste
se non nel proteggere un fiore
una nuvola un sospiro
(Giulio Stocchi)


(What we talk about and often / forget is that in the end / everyone has the right to live / in the world the time given him / knowing that he will nurture the recollection / of a flower, perhaps a geranium / or of a cloud that day / like a sigh above the lake / when hands were shaken / in a promise of hope / and that his task on earth / consists of nothing more than / protecting a flower / a cloud a sigh).

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Monte Rosa

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