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.

Gio, 26 aprile 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.

Ven, 13 aprile 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.

Mer, 4 aprile 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..

Mer, 14 marzo 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.

Ven, 26 gennaio 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..

Dom, 26 novembre 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..

Dom, 8 ottobre 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.

Dom, 17 settembre 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..

Mar, 12 settembre 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!

Lun, 21 agosto 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.

Mer, 16 agosto 2017

STRESA, THE PEARL OF LAKE MAGGIORE

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

Mar, 25 luglio 2017

Work up an appetite for some good food!

Many of our La Darbia friends refer to us for advice about restaurants and other trendy locales around Lake Orta. There can be no better way to crown an otherwise perfect holiday ..

Sab, 24 giugno 2017

#ONLY GOOD VIBES

A great atmosphere and only the best of music at the AmenoBlues Festival, makes this event one of the most exciting in the coming summer.

Lun, 29 maggio 2017

My secret place

As a young boy of about 11 years of age I entered a writing competition. It meant I had to do "composition" As a child of the 1950's in those days this meant...

Lun, 10 aprile 2017

SPRING AT VILLA TARANTO

The Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens are one of the most beautiful and renowned attractions in our area: they are simply charming

Gio, 16 marzo 2017

OUT and ABOUT in NOVARA

Near Lake Orta, set among plains and surrounded by rice fields, Novara welcomes visitors with style and reveals its charm slowly but surely.

Mar, 28 febbraio 2017

ORTA, A DIVINE WATERCOLOUR

Honoured by many poets and writer, Orta always exudes an air of antiquated and romantic charm.

Lun, 6 febbraio 2017

Semel in anno licet insanire

That's exactly what the ancient Romans used to say to justify going a little crazy and being carried away by the infectious euphoria at Carnival time.

Sab, 10 dicembre 2016

IN TURIN THE “LUCI D’ARTISTA” ARE COMING ON

Even the New York Times is aware that Turin, the artistocratic city of the Savoy dynasty, deserves a foremost position among the Italian destinations worth visiting.

Lun, 19 settembre 2016

AN «ORPHAN» MOUNTAIN AND AN ANCIENT ELM

Do you fancy some nature or a little hiking? Or perhaps you would prefer to go for a ride on a mountain bike? This itinerary is just perfect for you!

Mer, 20 luglio 2016

CALDERARA: ART within a stone's throw of LA DARBIA

Let's draw inspiration from the art of a great master Antonio Calderara: his homestaed is now a museum rich in precious masterpieces at a short distance from La Darbia.

Dom, 12 giugno 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VESPA!

It is an important birthday for the most famous Italian scooter in the world. Why not take the opportunity to go for a Vespa ride on the roads around Lake Orta?

Lun, 16 maggio 2016

THE MAGIC OF A TOWER

The Buccione Tower has dominated the southern part of Lake Orta for centuries back; it recalls a fascinating medieval past and still awards us with a spectacular view of the Alpine..

Ven, 18 marzo 2016

I LOVE SHOPPING … IN MILAN

While here on holiday lots of our guests at La Darbia decide to dedicate a whole day to discovering Milan. Now that is something really worthwhile.

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