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.

MILAN, PASSION for the NAVIGLI

Fr, 13 April 2018

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. With good reason the New York Times included the streets along the Navigli (navigable canals) among the twelve most beautiful in ..

TODAY I AM GOING FOR A RUN

We, 4 April 2018

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, playlist ready …and off we go! What could be better than a nice run along a trail by Lake Orta to regain your ideal w..

A «BALCONY OVER LAKE ORTA»

We, 14 March 2018

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. When you admire it at a distance from the garden at La Darbia, the Madonna del Sasso sanctuary on the opposite side of the lake appears..

A DAY AT THE SPA

Fr, 26 January 2018

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 truly restorative experience. The ancient Romans transmitted the spa culture as a means of caring for body and mind. Nowada..

MOTTARONE a MOUNTAIN BY THE LAKE

Su, 26 November 2017

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 stands out in the distance. Previously known as “meut rond” (meaning «mountain of the rounded peak») it became a prestigi..

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