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 arti..
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, tec..
The Madonna del Sasso sanctuary is just like a huge balcony towering over Lake Orta: formidably striking it dominates the entire area and offers spectacula..
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..
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 distinctiv..
There are many places where you can purchase glamorous things at reasonable prices by shopping smartly in manufacturers' outlet stores nearby the lake.
On Lake Orta the magic of autumn is approaching, October awaits us with its delights: enveloping fragrant smells, warm colours and rich flavours enrapture ..
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 definitel..
«Or blow me a kiss and that's lucky too» sang the chimney sweep in the famous film, Mary Poppins.
Relaxation and charm await you in Stresa, regal witness to the grandeur of former days
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 o..
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.
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 mea..
The Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens are one of the most beautiful and renowned attractions in our area: they are simply charming
Near Lake Orta, set among plains and surrounded by rice fields, Novara welcomes visitors with style and reveals its charm slowly but surely.
Honoured by many poets and writer, Orta always exudes an air of antiquated and romantic charm.
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.
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..
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!
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 ..
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 ..
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.
A period of navigation that lasted two years and a graphic book with splendid pictures of both Lake Orta and Lake Maggiore; the extraordinary experience of..
Saint Giulio's Day is one of the most eagerly awaited festivals on the shores of Lake Orta. On the 31st January, pilgrims flock to the island as the builde..