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.

Mon, 2 March 2020

Langhe? Always a good idea!

A day to discover the Langhe? It’s as easy as drinking a glass of Barolo.

Thu, 6 February 2020

I PEDAL AND I AM HAPPY

No, not the Giro d'Italia ... just a comfortable (and comforting) ride around Lake Orta. Thanks to the miracle of the e-bike.

Thu, 9 January 2020

SEVEN WONDERS FOR SEVEN DAYS

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.

Wed, 11 December 2019

HOLIDAY AIR ON MOUNT MESMA

It is always worth taking a walk to the Mesma, where at this time of year the characteristic crib is the most admired attraction.

Thu, 21 November 2019

ONCE UPON A TIME: THE MILAN OF LEONARDO

500 years after the death of the genius of the Italian Renaissance, Milan hosted events and exhibitions to commemorate its special relationship with Leonardo da Vinci

Tue, 29 October 2019

TO THE SKY WITH THE “BIDONVIA”

A very special mode of transport leads from Laveno to the top of the Sasso di Ferro. All to the benefit of the landscape.

Thu, 19 September 2019

EMOTIONS OF THE HARVEST

Far from the crowded places, immersed in the tranquility of the La Darbia vineyard, a truly ecological day that smacks of distant traditions.

Thu, 22 August 2019

A THOUSAND YEARS OF HISTORY

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.

Mon, 22 July 2019

EVERYONE CRAZY FOR THE SUP

Canoes, pedal boats and SUPs are the new, extremely silent and ecological protagonists of Lake Orta.

Mon, 17 June 2019

WHEN ADVENTURE RHYMES WITH NATURE

Lose yourself in the midst of nature, savor the subtle pleasure of the thrill, experience an adventure or immerse yourself in a wild environment ... this is also a holiday!

Fri, 10 May 2019

AUTHOR'S WALLS

Street art characterizes some small villages around Lake Orta, communities with walls painted with frescoes of great emotional impact.

Tue, 30 April 2019

AN EXTRA-REAL EXPERIENCE

One of the most beautiful Savoy residences, the palace of Venaria, awaits us just outside Turin.

Wed, 10 April 2019

THE GARDEN OF LA DARBIA, A WONDER FOR THE SENSES

An ancient proverb says "show me your garden and I will tell you who you are". And we at La Darbia, we took these words to the letter, creating a garden that cannot be more genuine..

Wed, 27 March 2019

AT THE SACRED MOUNT OF VARALLO, THE SUN IS BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE

A mountain consecrated by religious devotion and an artistic heritage of inestimable value: here we are in Varallo, the "new Jerusalem".

Thu, 7 March 2019

THE EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD

The Skyway of Mont Blanc, a cableway that combines human genius and spectacle of nature.

Thu, 21 February 2019

CANNERO CITRUS FRUITS, THE REAL FRUITS OF THE SUN

Someone called them "the northernmost citrus fruit of Italy": they are the wonderful fruits of winter to which the Cannero Riviera dedicates a very special holiday every year.

Thu, 7 February 2019

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FALL IN THE ALPS

The «queen» of the Alps is, without any doubt, the famous Toce Waterfall in Alta Val Formazza, one of the most spectacular natural sights the mountains can offer us

Mon, 21 January 2019

WITH THE BORROMEO ISLANDS IN THE HEART

If the heart could choose where to be taken for a walk, the three Borromeo Islands would be a certain destination, because with their beauty they beguile even the most demanding vi..

Mon, 7 January 2019

HOLIDAY DREAMS

What do we really want from a holiday? What do we expect from the long-awaited vacation? What subtle pleasures would we like to see satisfied while we are far from everything and e..

Thu, 6 December 2018

AT CHRISTMAS YOU CAN…

When Christmas arrives, it arrives! Joyous, sparkling, euphoric, warm and enveloping, but also bursting with events and rich in spirituality and reminiscence.

Mon, 5 November 2018

HOW FANTASTIC IT IS WHEN THE STADIUM IS FULL…

Is there a passion for football in Italy? Sure there is! However, that is not all there is to it… Culture, history and a competitive spirit all play a part in this exciting sport, ..

Sat, 20 October 2018

The «FOLIAGE» TRAIN IN THE VALLEY OF PAINTERS

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

Mon, 1 October 2018

AUTUMN IN PANORAMICA ZEGNA

A project by an enlightened businessman, respect for nature and love of the landscape are what brought about this panoramic road, now historic , but still outstanding.

Mon, 17 September 2018

ONCE UPON A TIME IT WAS… “INTRA FLUMINA”

A renowned location on Lake Maggiore, Intra overlooks the Golfo Borromeo and presents a large number of tourist attractions, cultural opportunities, fantastic shops and trendy loca..

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