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.

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..

Wed, 14 March 2018

A «BALCONY OVER LAKE ORTA»

The Madonna del Sasso sanctuary is just like a huge balcony towering over Lake Orta: formidably striking it dominates the entire area and offers spectacular views.

Fri, 26 January 2018

A DAY AT THE SPA

A day spent at the spa resort Terme di Premia bathing in the salubrious water, pampered by the treatments at the wellness centre, submerged in the quiet of the mountains, is a trul..

Sun, 26 November 2017

MOTTARONE a MOUNTAIN BY THE LAKE

For those of us who grew up at its foot, Mottarone is a mountain par excellence, with its perpetually fresh air, its green grassy fields and the distinctive rounded summit which st..

Sun, 8 October 2017

OUTLET & CO

There are many places where you can purchase glamorous things at reasonable prices by shopping smartly in manufacturers' outlet stores nearby the lake.

Sun, 17 September 2017

OCTOBER TEMPTATIONS

On Lake Orta the magic of autumn is approaching, October awaits us with its delights: enveloping fragrant smells, warm colours and rich flavours enrapture us before the harsh winte..

Tue, 12 September 2017

The emotion of hanging off a wire

Do you enjoy hair raising, spine chilling adventures? Do you adore the thrill of high speed? Is danger what your job is about? Then this place is definitely for you!

Mon, 21 August 2017

“CHIM CHIMINEY CHIM CHIM CHEREE…” THE FESTIVAL OF THE “COAL-BLACK” MEN

«Or blow me a kiss and that's lucky too» sang the chimney sweep in the famous film, Mary Poppins.

Wed, 16 August 2017

STRESA, THE PEARL OF LAKE MAGGIORE

Relaxation and charm await you in Stresa, regal witness to the grandeur of former days

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