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.

Fri, 10 May 2019

AUTHOR'S WALLS

Street art characterizes some small villages around Lake Orta, communities with walls painted with frescoes of great emotional impact.

Tue, 30 April 2019

AN EXTRA-REAL EXPERIENCE

One of the most beautiful Savoy residences, the palace of Venaria, awaits us just outside Turin.

Wed, 10 April 2019

THE GARDEN OF LA DARBIA, A WONDER FOR THE SENSES

An ancient proverb says "show me your garden and I will tell you who you are". And we at La Darbia, we took these words to the letter, creating a garden that cannot be more genuine..

Wed, 27 March 2019

AT THE SACRED MOUNT OF VARALLO, THE SUN IS BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE

A mountain consecrated by religious devotion and an artistic heritage of inestimable value: here we are in Varallo, the "new Jerusalem".

Thu, 7 March 2019

THE EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD

The Skyway of Mont Blanc, a cableway that combines human genius and spectacle of nature.

Thu, 21 February 2019

CANNERO CITRUS FRUITS, THE REAL FRUITS OF THE SUN

Someone called them "the northernmost citrus fruit of Italy": they are the wonderful fruits of winter to which the Cannero Riviera dedicates a very special holiday every year.

Thu, 7 February 2019

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FALL IN THE ALPS

The «queen» of the Alps is, without any doubt, the famous Toce Waterfall in Alta Val Formazza, one of the most spectacular natural sights the mountains can offer us

Mon, 21 January 2019

WITH THE BORROMEO ISLANDS IN THE HEART

If the heart could choose where to be taken for a walk, the three Borromeo Islands would be a certain destination, because with their beauty they beguile even the most demanding vi..

Mon, 7 January 2019

HOLIDAY DREAMS

What do we really want from a holiday? What do we expect from the long-awaited vacation? What subtle pleasures would we like to see satisfied while we are far from everything and e..

Thu, 6 December 2018

AT CHRISTMAS YOU CAN…

When Christmas arrives, it arrives! Joyous, sparkling, euphoric, warm and enveloping, but also bursting with events and rich in spirituality and reminiscence.

Mon, 5 November 2018

HOW FANTASTIC IT IS WHEN THE STADIUM IS FULL…

Is there a passion for football in Italy? Sure there is! However, that is not all there is to it… Culture, history and a competitive spirit all play a part in this exciting sport, ..

Sat, 20 October 2018

The «FOLIAGE» TRAIN IN THE VALLEY OF PAINTERS

Along the Vigezzina-Centovalli railway line Autumn erupts in a blaze of golden colours reminscent of an artist's palette.

Mon, 1 October 2018

AUTUMN IN PANORAMICA ZEGNA

A project by an enlightened businessman, respect for nature and love of the landscape are what brought about this panoramic road, now historic , but still outstanding.

Mon, 17 September 2018

ONCE UPON A TIME IT WAS… “INTRA FLUMINA”

A renowned location on Lake Maggiore, Intra overlooks the Golfo Borromeo and presents a large number of tourist attractions, cultural opportunities, fantastic shops and trendy loca..

Mon, 27 August 2018

A WALK BETWEEN THE SPIRES

A stroll along the terrace of Milan's famous cathedral? What a romantic tale… (especially at sunset… whether you are in love or not!)

Fri, 10 August 2018

ANGERA AND ITS ROMANTIC ROCCA

A scalloped castle, a collection of dolls and a series of fairytale weddings …… this is the Rocca of Angera, a virtually magical place!

Tue, 24 July 2018

BREAKFAST ... WITH A VIEW

A special breakfast that you will find in La Darbia, a pleasure to savor in total relaxation and a way to start the day with energy and sweetness.

Sat, 7 July 2018

IT'S NOT SUMMER WITHOUT THE «FESTIVAL OF FIREWORKS»

A season full of lights and sounds, a riot of colors and melodies, a true pyrotechnic event: it is the most explosive festival of the summer!

Fri, 22 June 2018

PASSWORD? #SHOPPINGTIME

Almost all of us have been bitten by the shopping bug and, particularly, when we are on holidays we tend to indulge and pamper ourselves with precious, little, well-deserved gifts...

Sun, 3 June 2018

ORTA'S SACRO MONTE , A SPIRITUAL PLACE

Walking along the Sacro Monte paths, past the ancient frescoed chapels and the wonderful plants in the park, makes you feel as if you were in a corner of Paradise.

Wed, 16 May 2018

A HERMITAGE OVERLOOKING THE WATER

The old “Santa Caterina del Sasso” monastery, built high above Lake Maggiore, offers breathtaking views.

Thu, 26 April 2018

ARONA IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA

A colourful stroll, a colossal statue and an air acrobatics show over the lake are among the surprises Arona has in store for its visitors.

Fri, 13 April 2018

MILAN, PASSION for the NAVIGLI

The modern-day, vibrant heart of the city revolves around the canals, planned by Leonardo, in the New Darsena among the typical tenement buildings and artists ateliers.

Wed, 4 April 2018

TODAY I AM GOING FOR A RUN

One thing for sure is that the weighing scales have no mercy… after so many big meals at Easter, it is time to get back into shape! Wide awake at dawn, technical clothing, sneakers..

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