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.


Sa, 7 July 2018

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! It commenced in Orta San Giulio and will continue until August with fourteen unmissable shows the "Festival of Fireworks", a well-established and very popula..


We, 4 April 2018

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, playlist ready …and off we go! What could be better than a nice run along a trail by Lake Orta to regain your ideal w..


Su, 17 September 2017

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 winter sets in. I am going to have another swim… just one, I promise! Then I will lie in the sun gently caressed by its delicate rays. To..

My secret place

Mo, 29 May 2017

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 creating a story or composing a piece about any subject you wished to.I can vividly remember the subject I wrote about mainly because I was c..


Tu, 28 February 2017

Honoured by many poets and writer, Orta always exudes an air of antiquated and romantic charm. The island of San Giulio, Sacro Monte and a part of the old town of Orta may be admired in all their splendour from the swimming pool and the balconies at La Darbia. The glimmer on the water brightens u..

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