La Darbia Blog

Unforeseen places, which are most unlikely to be found in tourist guides. Follow our posts and you will discover places, people, products and everything that makes our region unique.

Dom, 9 gennaio 2050


A week of delights, the 7 best things to do and see around Lake Orta: around Lake Orta: the most suggestive itineraries, interesting places and the activities.

Mer, 23 novembre 2022

In Bellinzona, a day among walls and castles

How about if I take you for a walk in nearby Switzerland? More precisely in the Canton of Ticino, in Bellinzona, where the profile of the territory is dominated by the imposing sil..

Dom, 6 novembre 2022

An appointment in the Navigli

They are most famous for their lively nightlife, but the Navigli is a very charming district of Milan. At any time of the day.

Dom, 30 ottobre 2022

On lake Como, with the wind in your hair

If you want to fully enjoy the magical atmosphere of Lake Como, I recommend that you travel it by boat, that you sail its waters with the wind in your hair.

Lun, 10 ottobre 2022

All the beauty of Alagna

In Alagna the mountains remind us of an ancient stillness and invite us to smile genuinely; looking up, admiring the rugged profile of the peaks and guessing their names.

Mar, 27 settembre 2022

The magic of foliage

Along the Vigezzina-Centovalli railway line Autumn erupts in a blaze of golden colours reminscent of an artist's palette.

Mer, 14 settembre 2022

The baroque soul of Turin

How about a journey through the masterpieces of Baroque art? An itinerary on the trail of Turin's treasures which took shape in the distant “century of wonder”.

Ven, 12 agosto 2022

The most beautiful fall in the Alps

The queen of the Alps is the famous Toce Waterfall in Alta Val Formazza, one of the most spectacular natural sights the mountains can offer us.

Ven, 5 agosto 2022

Some like... spritz

Nothing is better than a Spritz: the most loved and the most imitated, the Italian cocktail par excellence, the absolute protagonist of the aperitif ritual.

Mar, 12 luglio 2022

Varese, city - Garden waiting to be discovered

Garden city, they call it, just like that. And it's not difficult to understand why. Varese is a delightful microcosm, made up of green parks and prestigious buildings, well-kept g..

Mer, 29 giugno 2022

Keep calm ice cream!

Ice cream is an all-Italian passion, a story made of tradition and creative genius. But above all the testament to an inexhaustible ability to enjoy life!

Mer, 15 giugno 2022

About Outlets

Savvy shopping in the company outlets around Lake Orta: factory outlets where you can find real bargains, make prestigious purchases at affordable prices.

Lun, 16 maggio 2022

Cherries. One pulls the other

Red, cheerful and greedy. True symbol of summer and the countryside, cherries of La Darbia are a simple but irresistible pleasure.

Mer, 13 aprile 2022

About green

Golf, golf and more golf. How not to fall in love with this sport, aristocratic and elegant, ancient and ecological, a combination of healthy slowness and ingenious strategy?

Mer, 16 marzo 2022

TIRA-MI-SU (the story of an infinite love)

An international tribute, on the first day of Spring, to the most famous Italian dessert in the world. Also at La Darbia we celebrate #tiramisuday.

Sab, 19 febbraio 2022

For those who play the violin

Cremona, extraordinary city, birthplace of maestro Stradivari and world capital of the violin. Delicious destination, between music and nougat.

Ven, 21 gennaio 2022

Giant benches for fairytale views

The so-called "big benches" are multiplying everywhere, huge and colourful they seem capable of rekindling our inner "child".

Mer, 15 dicembre 2021

Bombastic, gritty, spectacular...Ladies and Gentlemen, the race track of Monza!

The race track of Monza is certainly Italy's most famous racetrack, a historical circuit that has hosted legendary champions and prestigious competitions.

Gio, 4 novembre 2021

Three ideas for a milanese day

Strolling around Milan on a quiet autumn Sunday, while the city offers up treasures and reveals unexpected secrets.

Gio, 30 settembre 2021

At least once in a lifetime

The traditional Piedmontese menu is now a real 'must' in the cuisine of La Darbia. Culture and not just food. History and tradition. That blend the pleasure of the senses.

Mer, 1 settembre 2021

Sunday at the market

On Sunday morning Cannobio hosts one of the most beautiful markets of Lake Maggiore, a whirlwind of colours and aromas that transport us into the most authentic Italian summer.

Mar, 20 luglio 2021

Along the way of silence

Don't make any noise, please, because on the Island of San Giulio the true silence of the soul has always reigned.

Mar, 27 aprile 2021

Perfectly done

Even on vacation, being inspired by the power of art means cultivating a passion for beauty and watering that seed of creativity which, I'm sure, is ready to germinate in each of u..

Gio, 11 marzo 2021

(Don't) call us romantics

Or maybe yes ... Because there is absolutely nothing wrong with looking for itineraries and panoramas capable of transforming the dust of everyday life into a golden mist.

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