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.

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

Su, 12 October 2014

Every September for more than ten years back, Nick and his mother Loraine leave Bristol to come and spend a few days on Lake Orta; last week we invited them to our house to be our guests for a dish of risotto with mushrooms, so we also had the opportunity to chat over a glass of good wine.Nick is a ..

The miracle of Our Lady of Bocciola

Tu, 29 April 2014

On a warm spring day almost five centuries ago, on the 28th March 1543 to be precise, Giulia Manfredi, a young shepherdess, deaf since birth, was tending her family's cows and their few sheep at pasture on the green patch of land near her house. Like every other day the girl stopped to pray silent..

A romantic getaway

Fr, 21 March 2014

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 somewhat limited and we are willing to argue our point of view! Do you know of a more romantic lake, a more picturesque island or a more evocati..

What you don't find at La Darbia

Tu, 21 January 2014

This is the first post on La Darbia’s new blog. It would have been easier to start with a nice list of things like: look how good we are, look how beautiful we are, what you will find, what we offer you, etc., but this would have been obvious, perhaps even a little cocky. Therefore we decided t..

Lake Orta, a real Italian way of life

Tu, 21 January 2014

When at long last you have decided to treat yourself to a beautiful and well-deserved holiday, a lot of images immediately flash though your mind: perhaps images of a Latin country, a corner of the Mediterranean sea where you can spend a week far away from mails you'd prefer not to answer and meeti..

This website or its third party tools use cookies, which are necessary to its functioning and required to achieve the purposes illustrated in the cookie policy. If you want to know more or withdraw your consent to all or some of the cookies, please refer to the cookie policy. By closing this banner, scrolling this page, clicking a link or continuing to browse otherwise, you agree to the use of cookies..