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.

Alessi: a dream factory

Mo, 22 June 2015

Circumstances at the beginning of last century favoured the setting up of factories for the production of kitchen utensils in metal in the area at the northernmost tip of our Lake Orta: these little enterprises were to bring worldwide fame to that locality for household appliances. It is hard to im..

Mushroom time

Sa, 18 October 2014

A few years ago a friend of mine bought a house on the island of Ibiza and he was so thrilled with his purchase that all he could talk about was the sunshine on Ibiza, the sea in Ibiza, the discotheques in Ibiza, the nightlife in Ibiza... He was so enthusiastic about the way of life that he decided..

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 ..

Risotto with mushrooms

Su, 14 September 2014

What a fantastic day! Just back from the woods with a couple of kilos of beautiful porcini! Well, I know, perhaps it didn't go exactly like that and you had to buy the mushrooms or otherwise, if you were lucky enough ,somebody gave them to you as a present. The important thing is that the ..

Antonino Cannavacciuolo

Mo, 5 May 2014

Though there is no restaurant on our complex itself we must draw your attention to the fact that our area boasts a wide choice of places reputed for their excellent cuisine. There is a concentration of starred restaurants within just a few kilometres of La Darbia, beyond comparison with other region..

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