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.


Mo, 10 April 2017

The Villa Taranto Botanical Gardens are one of the most beautiful and renowned attractions in our area: they are simply charming. Everybody should put aside a couple of hours to visit the famous gardens surrounding Villa Taranto, overlooking Lake Maggiore laid out along the sides of the Castagnol..


Th, 16 March 2017

Set among plains and surrounded by rice fields, Novara welcomes visitors with style and reveals its charm slowly but surely. When I think of Novara, I recall my childhood and the times I would take the train with my grandmother and head towards the flatlands from Lake Orta : a landscape of paddy ..


Tu, 28 February 2017

Honoured by many poets and writer, Orta always exudes an air of antiquated and romantic charm. The island of San Giulio, Sacro Monte and a part of the old town of Orta may be admired in all their splendour from the swimming pool and the balconies at La Darbia. The glimmer on the water brightens u..

Semel in anno licet insanire

Mo, 6 February 2017

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. It still features foremost these days among Italian traditions, a lively, carefree festival, organized in many towns and cities between February ..


Sa, 10 December 2016

Many of the Darbia guests who come to Lake Orta to relax and take it easy, dedicate an entire day to the discovery of Piedmont's capital city. They come back in the evening happy and contented.This gracious city of gentlemen and working people has opened up to the external world through cultural and..

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