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 GARDEN OF LA DARBIA, A WONDER FOR THE SENSES

We, 10 April 2019

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. When I meet Giuliano in the garden in the morning, intent on treating tomatoes, planting basil or pulling weeds, my d..

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

We, 27 March 2019

A mountain consecrated by religious devotion and an artistic heritage of inestimable value: here we are in Varallo, the "new Jerusalem". A beautiful sunny day. That is all you need to visit the Sacro Monte di Varallo. Nothing else ... You really don't require anything else!Simply the correct light ..

THE EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD

Th, 7 March 2019

The Skyway of Mont Blanc, a cableway that combines human genius and spectacle of nature. I look up and feel miniscule before the stone giants of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe; true, impressive, miracle of nature. While buying tickets for Skyway I cannot help but admire the immense courage..

CANNERO CITRUS FRUITS, THE REAL FRUITS OF THE SUN

Th, 21 February 2019

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. At that time of the year when winter gives way to spring, the celebration is repeated: a large festival dedicated to citrus..

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FALL IN THE ALPS

Th, 7 February 2019

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. There it is: suddenly the waterfall appears in its sober splendour right before your eyes, just after the last bend on the winding tr..

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