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.

Cosetta Dal Cin

Mon, 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: ..

Monte Rosa

Mon, 17 February 2014

Monte Rosa is the snowcapped mountain, the first to be kissed by the sun at daybreak and which keeps you company every morning while you are having breakfast on your terrace at La Darbia. It is not a common mountain: in fact Monte Rosa (after Mont Blanc) is the second highest peak in Europe at 4..

Cantina Nervi in Gattinara

Tue, 21 January 2014

Nebbiolo is one of the most famous wine grapes in Italy; it is used for the production of Barolo and Barbaresco, red wines with outstanding ageing potential, which have been internationaly renowned for many years. Nebbiolo is the real autochthonous wine grape, as its cultivation is almost entirely..

What you don't find at La Darbia

Tue, 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

Tue, 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..

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