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.


Mo, 19 September 2016

When the fine weather arrives I love going for walks, easy excursions along which you can take the time to admire the scenery and breathe in the fresh air. It is my pleasure to outline an easy route, or more, for our friends and enthusiasts at La Darbia. Despite a dull start to today's weather, I ..


Fr, 18 March 2016

“Oh mia bella madunina…” (Oh my lovely little Madonna) the inhabitants of Milan proudly declare. High up on the steeples of the Duomo the golden statue of Our Lady looks out over the city and its daily hustle and bustle. Milan is a lively metropolis buzzing with energy, the epicentre of a modern, ..


Fr, 5 February 2016

What a wonderful surprise to find our lovely Ossola Mountains headlined at the newsagent's! The new January-February edition of the prestigious Meridiani Montagne is entirely dedicated to the valleys of Formazza, Antigorio and Divedro. For anyone who loves the silence of snowy peaks, excursions th..

Monte Rosa

Mo, 17 February 2014

Monte Rosa is the snowcapped mountain, the first to be kissed by the sun at daybreak and which keeps you company every morning while you are having breakfast on your terrace at La Darbia. It is not a common mountain: in fact Monte Rosa (after Mont Blanc) is the second highest peak in Europe at 4..

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

Mo, 20 January 2014

The weather forecast says that tomorrow will be a wonderful day: sun and clear blue skies! “What can we do?”At only an hour’s drive from La Darbia you will discover an entirely different landscape; setting out from the gentle shores of Lake Orta you proceed in one of the most beautiful mountain lan..

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