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.

ONCE UPON A TIME: THE MILAN OF LEONARDO

Thu, 21 November 2019

500 years after the death of the great genius of the Italian Renaissance, Milan hosted events and exhibitions to commemorate its special relationship with Leonardo. The bond between the famous Leonardo da Vinci, undisputed genius of the Renaissance, and the city of Milan, already a flourishing cult..

TO THE SKY WITH THE “BIDONVIA”

Tue, 29 October 2019

A very special mode of transport leads from Laveno to the top of the Sasso di Ferro. All to the benefit of the landscape. The “bidonvia”? No, I had never really tried it ... this is why I close the cabin door with a decisive thud and, with my heart in my throat, I climb aboard this unusual means of..

EMOTIONS OF THE HARVEST

Thu, 19 September 2019

Far from the crowded places, immersed in the tranquility of the La Darbia vineyard, a truly ecological day that smacks of distant traditions. Whoever comes to La Darbia knows this well, our holidays are always full of emotions and well-deserved relaxation is combined with new and interesting activi..

A THOUSAND YEARS OF HISTORY

Thu, 22 August 2019

This is the extraordinary story of the Sacra di San Michele, perched on a rock spur, on the border between the Alps and the plain. There is a place in Piedmont that you don't expect to find. A magical and surreal place, a mysterious and almost fairy-tale site that takes us directly back to the ..

EVERYONE CRAZY FOR THE SUP

Mon, 22 July 2019

Canoes, pedal boats and SUPs are the new, extremely silent and ecological protagonists of Lake Orta. Standing upright and on firm legs, knees slightly bent and with a safe paddle grip, lace tied at the ankle and looking forward. And of course energy to expend! I am ready for a SUP session on the be..

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