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.

Wed, 16 May 2018

A HERMITAGE OVERLOOKING THE WATER

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

Thu, 26 April 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.

Fri, 13 April 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.

Wed, 14 March 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.

Fri, 26 January 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..

Sun, 26 November 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..

Sun, 8 October 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.

Tue, 12 September 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!

Wed, 16 August 2017

STRESA, THE PEARL OF LAKE MAGGIORE

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

Mon, 10 April 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

Thu, 16 March 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.

Sat, 10 December 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.

Mon, 19 September 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!

Fri, 18 March 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.

Fri, 5 February 2016

WHITE HORIZONS

The Ossola Mountains, not so far from La Darbia, were the outstanding feature of the latest edition of Meridiani Montagne. Evocative scenery between snow and silence…

Mon, 17 February 2014

Monte Rosa

The imposing and snowcapped Monte Rosa will keep you company on sunny days while you are having breakfast on your terrace at La Darbia.

Mon, 20 January 2014

Alpe Devero: the mountain just a short distance from Lake Orta

Alpe Devero is an extraordinary alpine environment just a short distance from Lake Orta, a highly recommended trip for the guests of La Darbia.

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