La Darbia

La Darbia, a wonderful hamlet for your holiday on Lake Orta.
Just a few steps away from the world. Far removed from it all.

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.

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.

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..

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..

Tue, 24 July 2018

BREAKFAST ... WITH A VIEW

A special breakfast that you will find in La Darbia, a pleasure to savor in total relaxation and a way to start the day with energy and sweetness.

Sat, 7 July 2018

IT'S NOT SUMMER WITHOUT THE «FESTIVAL OF FIREWORKS»

A season full of lights and sounds, a riot of colors and melodies, a true pyrotechnic event: it is the most explosive festival of the summer!

Wed, 4 April 2018

TODAY I AM GOING FOR A RUN

One thing for sure is that the weighing scales have no mercy… after so many big meals at Easter, it is time to get back into shape! Wide awake at dawn, technical clothing, sneakers..

Sun, 17 September 2017

OCTOBER TEMPTATIONS

On Lake Orta the magic of autumn is approaching, October awaits us with its delights: enveloping fragrant smells, warm colours and rich flavours enrapture us before the harsh winte..

Mon, 29 May 2017

My secret place

As a young boy of about 11 years of age I entered a writing competition. It meant I had to do "composition" As a child of the 1950's in those days this meant...

Tue, 28 February 2017

ORTA, A DIVINE WATERCOLOUR

Honoured by many poets and writer, Orta always exudes an air of antiquated and romantic charm.

Mon, 6 February 2017

Semel in anno licet insanire

That's exactly what the ancient Romans used to say to justify going a little crazy and being carried away by the infectious euphoria at Carnival time.

Wed, 20 July 2016

CALDERARA: ART within a stone's throw of LA DARBIA

Let's draw inspiration from the art of a great master Antonio Calderara: his homestaed is now a museum rich in precious masterpieces at a short distance from La Darbia.

Sun, 12 June 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VESPA!

It is an important birthday for the most famous Italian scooter in the world. Why not take the opportunity to go for a Vespa ride on the roads around Lake Orta?

Mon, 16 May 2016

THE MAGIC OF A TOWER

The Buccione Tower has dominated the southern part of Lake Orta for centuries back; it recalls a fascinating medieval past and still awards us with a spectacular view of the Alpine..

Wed, 27 January 2016

SAN GIULIO, THE DRAGON AND THE NUNS' BREAD

Saint Giulio's Day is one of the most eagerly awaited festivals on the shores of Lake Orta. On the 31st January, pilgrims flock to the island as the builders from Cusio celebrate t..

Sun, 12 October 2014

The most beautiful place in the world (for me...)

A magical sunset, the stillness of a wood and a breakfast with lake view are priceless

Tue, 29 April 2014

The miracle of Our Lady of Bocciola

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Bocciola perched on the hill above La Darbia was built to commemorate a miraculous happening in the 16th century

Fri, 21 March 2014

A romantic getaway

Because of its magical atmosphere, Lake Orta has always been considered the most romantic of all the Italian lakes but, in our opinion, this definition is....

Tue, 21 January 2014

What you don't find at La Darbia

At La Darbia on Lake Orta we offer our guests simple things in an environment rich in nature, such as silence,relaxation and scents of time gone past.

Tue, 21 January 2014

Lake Orta, a real Italian way of life

On Lake Orta time seems to have stopped: here simple things and kindness resist and here you can still find the real Italian way of life.

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