Our Staff

La Darbia is hospitable and homely
Be sure to consult our staff to get the most out
of your holiday on Lake Orta.


With his broad smile and zeal, Matteo takes care of the swimming pool, garden and apartments personally. He’s always there willing to resolve big and small problems. His philosophy of life? To care about what he does and provide his guests with a healthy, joyful holiday.


Architect with a keen interest for his work and wines. Together with his brother he brought the refurbishment of La Darbia to fruition and revived this former forgotten paradise to its original splendour. These days he tends the vineyard personally on a daily basis: the pruning, bunches, and rows are his pride and joy. This is why the wine produced at La Darbia is really excellent.

Nonno Mario

Nonno Mario is a real, genuine treasure, a discreet, silent presence who watches over La Darbia with the tranquillity and wisdom of the elderly developer. He had the ability to transmit a taste for perfection to his children, as well as a sense of duty, hard work, respect for people and the environment.

Reception —

Reception —


Angela is the life and soul of La Darbia, disposed to welcoming guests with a smile and a glass of good wine. Competent and affable, she is to be found at the reception or sitting in the park, willing at all times to have a friendly chat and to provide information on local events and culture.

Gardening —

Gardening —


Full of strength, energy and love for nature and his native territory Giuliano is going through a genuine rejuvenation since he joined La Darbia. From the garden, to the vineyard and the vegetable plot there isn’t a single corner of La Darbia that hasn’t been cared for by his expert hands.

Housekeeping —

Housekeeping —


When she is around we can rest assured and, fortunately, she is always present. She has been at La Darbia from the beginning and has been collaborating with the Primatesta family for years back. Piera arranges the rooms, tidies up, prepares and sorts out details with her characteristic genteel manners, determination and unmistakable touch.

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