The residence

Facing the most romantic lake in the world
La Darbia is the ideal place for an unforgettable holiday.

La Darbia originated as a tiny rural settlement engaged in agricultural activities and has recently been refurbished as a tourist resort.

The entire complex is divided into two-room and three-room apartments all of which are distinctive in shape and furnishings and enclosed by hedges: the ground floor apartments have private gardens and porticos, whereas those on the first floor all come with a scenic terrace.

The structure

The structure

Built in a large wooded area with age-old trees, the private gardens, the swimming pool with its large solarium and Nebbiolo vineyard, cultivated on previously terraced slopes, are situated at the front of the park overlooking the lake, whereas the private car-park is located at the back of the complex close to the apartments along the avenue leading to the complex.

Within the property there is a playground and picnic area for use by the guests.


We provide the best ingredients for your breakfast every morning - typical products of our territory, genuine and very fresh, strictly Km zero.

Intense flavorful milk, artisan yogurt, Mottarone cheeses and local butter await you every morning for a delicious breakfast to be eaten at leisure in the garden or on the terrace.

The jams are prepared by our chef Matteo Monfrinotti who also makes delicious cakes capable of sweetening any awakening. Fragrant bread and fluffy croissants are delivered to your door freshly baked.

And then you can't miss seasonal fruits, traditional cold cuts, local, fresh eggs, "Moka Stresa" coffee produced by our roasting company and then entrusted to be prepared with the "Bialetti coffee maker".

Studio Primatesta

Architects with a passion

La Darbia resulted from the profound affection felt by the Primatesta brothers and their thorough knowledge of the local region. Their planning enabled the realization of a design which complements the landscape and surroundings. It resumes some of the traditional building elements and features, but with added technological innovation.


  • services
  • optional


Sheets and set of towel (changed every 4 days), bathroom courtesy set, hairdryer


Reception/concierge service, air conditioning from June to September, laundry room


Fully equipped kitchen, breakfast basket


Swimming pool heated salt water, car parking on the grounds, playground, zip line


Wi-Fi connection in all apartments and swimming pool area, Satellite TV


Apartment cleaned (every 2 days) and end of stay cleaning service


Restaurant La Cucina, guidance for the purchase of the best local products


Car hire, taxis and transfer from and to airports.


MTB and road bicycle hire, motorboat hire, kayaks, canoes, stand-up surf paddles for hire.


Sightseeing with tour guides, trekking with guide, guidelines for sightseeing/shopping in Milan or Turin.


Premises not organized to provide hospitality for pets.


Babysitting service

Check-in and Check-out

Check-in: from 3pm to 7pm
Check-out: before 10am


- Breakfast basket every morning in your apartment
- E-Bikes on request and availability, with GPS routes
- Salt water heated pool
- Electric car charging stations (Tesla and hybrid)
- Pool towels on request
- Change of sheets and towels twice a week
- Air conditioning from June to September
- Wi-Fi connection in all apartments and swimming pool area
- Apartment cleaned (every 7 days)
- Bathroom courtesy set
- Laundry room
- End of stay cleaning service
- Cot and high-chair
- Hairdryer
- Satellite TV
- Play area
- Reception/concierge service
- Car parking on the grounds

The heated swimming pool is open all year round.
Inside the apartments smoking is strictly forbidden.


Stainless steel sink, fridge, dishwasher, two induction plates, microwave, cleaning set, detergents, rubbish bags, dinner, soup and side plates, salad bowl, teacups and coffee cups, glasses, wine goblets, cutlery and knives of various sizes, ladle and wooden cutlery, tin opener and corkscrew, pots and pans, Moka coffee maker, chopping board, washable placemats, tea towels, toaster, kettle.

Ware, utensils and kitchenette must be left clean at time of departure.


At the moment of reservation a deposit of 20% of the amount due is requested and may be paid by bank transfer (the email reply to the request will contain all the information necessary to make the payment). As an alternative to the bank transfer, the client has to communicate the data of his credit card as a guarantee of the deposit. When the deposit has been received, confirmation of the reservation will be sent by email.
The balance must be paid upon arrival.


Cancellation of a reservation must be made in writing either by email or registered post. In case of cancellation :
• up to 30 days before the date of arrival, no penalty is charged and the deposit will be given back;
• from 29 to 15 days before the date of arrival the deposit will be kept;
• in the 14 days prior to arrival the entire amount for the stay will be charged.

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