Day Trips

In this section of our blog you can find suggestions for a pleasant day trip, while visiting  the most interesting places in our area: mountains, holy places, museums, lakes and villages that will remain in your memory.

Gio, 7 febbraio 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

Lun, 21 gennaio 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..

Gio, 6 dicembre 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.

Lun, 5 novembre 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, ..

Sab, 20 ottobre 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.

Lun, 1 ottobre 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.

Lun, 17 settembre 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..

Lun, 27 agosto 2018

A WALK BETWEEN THE SPIRES

A stroll along the terrace of Milan's famous cathedral? What a romantic tale… (especially at sunset… whether you are in love or not!)

Ven, 10 agosto 2018

ANGERA AND ITS ROMANTIC ROCCA

A scalloped castle, a collection of dolls and a series of fairytale weddings …… this is the Rocca of Angera, a virtually magical place!

Dom, 3 giugno 2018

ORTA'S SACRO MONTE , A SPIRITUAL PLACE

Walking along the Sacro Monte paths, past the ancient frescoed chapels and the wonderful plants in the park, makes you feel as if you were in a corner of Paradise.

Mer, 16 maggio 2018

A HERMITAGE OVERLOOKING THE WATER

The old “Santa Caterina del Sasso” monastery, built high above Lake Maggiore, offers breathtaking views.

Gio, 26 aprile 2018

ARONA IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA

A colourful stroll, a colossal statue and an air acrobatics show over the lake are among the surprises Arona has in store for its visitors.

Ven, 13 aprile 2018

MILAN, PASSION for the NAVIGLI

The modern-day, vibrant heart of the city revolves around the canals, planned by Leonardo, in the New Darsena among the typical tenement buildings and artists ateliers.

Mer, 14 marzo 2018

A «BALCONY OVER LAKE ORTA»

The Madonna del Sasso sanctuary is just like a huge balcony towering over Lake Orta: formidably striking it dominates the entire area and offers spectacular views.

Ven, 26 gennaio 2018

A DAY AT THE SPA

A day spent at the spa resort Terme di Premia bathing in the salubrious water, pampered by the treatments at the wellness centre, submerged in the quiet of the mountains, is a trul..

Dom, 26 novembre 2017

MOTTARONE a MOUNTAIN BY THE LAKE

For those of us who grew up at its foot, Mottarone is a mountain par excellence, with its perpetually fresh air, its green grassy fields and the distinctive rounded summit which st..

Dom, 8 ottobre 2017

OUTLET & CO

There are many places where you can purchase glamorous things at reasonable prices by shopping smartly in manufacturers' outlet stores nearby the lake.

Mar, 12 settembre 2017

The emotion of hanging off a wire

Do you enjoy hair raising, spine chilling adventures? Do you adore the thrill of high speed? Is danger what your job is about? Then this place is definitely for you!

Mer, 16 agosto 2017

STRESA, THE PEARL OF LAKE MAGGIORE

Relaxation and charm await you in Stresa, regal witness to the grandeur of former days

Lun, 10 aprile 2017

SPRING AT VILLA TARANTO

The Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens are one of the most beautiful and renowned attractions in our area: they are simply charming

Gio, 16 marzo 2017

OUT and ABOUT in NOVARA

Near Lake Orta, set among plains and surrounded by rice fields, Novara welcomes visitors with style and reveals its charm slowly but surely.

Sab, 10 dicembre 2016

IN TURIN THE “LUCI D’ARTISTA” ARE COMING ON

Even the New York Times is aware that Turin, the artistocratic city of the Savoy dynasty, deserves a foremost position among the Italian destinations worth visiting.

Lun, 19 settembre 2016

AN «ORPHAN» MOUNTAIN AND AN ANCIENT ELM

Do you fancy some nature or a little hiking? Or perhaps you would prefer to go for a ride on a mountain bike? This itinerary is just perfect for you!

Ven, 18 marzo 2016

I LOVE SHOPPING … IN MILAN

While here on holiday lots of our guests at La Darbia decide to dedicate a whole day to discovering Milan. Now that is something really worthwhile.

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