La Darbia Blog

Unforeseen places, which are most unlikely to be found in tourist guides. Follow our posts and you will discover places, people, products and everything that makes our region unique.


Th, 25 February 2016

I almost feel envious as I turn the shiny pages of the latest volume published by Walter. A certain envy for those marvellous days spent gliding over the water, the morning haze and the glowing sunsets, the clouds of fog he saw arise from the lake and the evening lights reflected on the water! ..


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..


We, 27 January 2016

A feeling of festivity fills the air in the little town of Orta towards the end of January. For what reason? The answer is simple: the celebrations for Saint Giulio, the cherished patron of the town and protector of all the builders in the entire Cusio area. The exact day dedicated to the saint (a..


Tu, 19 January 2016

I glimpsed Jeremy Irons by sheer coincidence in Kensington Park, London last week. Out walking his dog, he was wearing a long overcoat and a pair of muddy boots. He had the relaxed air of an Englishman who thoroughly enjoys the countryside... he can't but have delighted in the beautiful sunsets over..

Osteria San Martino

Mo, 7 September 2015

Please be patient with me as, before I introduce the restaurant to you, I have to digress and go back in time to tell you the background story... very far back, indeed. Early one morning in the spring of 1951, in a little village in the province of Bergamo a man loaded all his most precious bel..

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