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.

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..


Fr, 28 March 2014

All Italian villages even the tiniest of hamlets hidden among our valleys have somewhere people can meet. This place is often the village square or the Sports bar, at times the Tobacconist's, the Newsagents or the Barber's.These are places where people go for a particular reason, be it to drink a co..

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..

Hostaria dei Santi Numi

We, 5 March 2014

Are you familiar with Starbucks? And Burger King? Just imagine one of those places invariably found in the commercial centers of all the large cities around the world. Try to think of an interior with international design, a very "global" place (or 2.0 as it is called nowadays ) where you can have..

Cosetta Dal Cin

Mo, 17 February 2014

Ten years have now passed since Cosetta decided to leave her comfortable life in Milan and to move to the small village of Miasino to be with the great love of her life. The great love in question had not developed for a man, but for a territory that she encountered by chance on a winter evening: ..

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