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.


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..


Su, 8 October 2017

There are many places where you can purchase glamorous things at reasonable prices by shopping smartly in manufacturers' outlet stores nearby the lake. Leaving La Darbia, early in the morning or perhaps on a day when the weather is bad, it is easy to get to various different store outlets situated..


Su, 17 September 2017

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 winter sets in. I am going to have another swim… just one, I promise! Then I will lie in the sun gently caressed by its delicate rays. To..

The emotion of hanging off a wire

Tu, 12 September 2017

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! Today, my dear Darbia friends, we are going to talk about a very exciting experience, a breathtaking adventure against the scenic bac..


Mo, 21 August 2017

«Or blow me a kiss and that's lucky too» sang the chimney sweep in the famous film, Mary Poppins. The festival will be held once again this year. In keeping with tradition, hundreds of chimney sweeps from all over the world get together at Santa Maria Maggiore for their annual international gatheri..

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