La Darbia

La Darbia, a wonderful hamlet for your holiday on Lake Orta.
Just a few steps away from the world. Far removed from it all.
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..

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..

Mo, 29 May 2017

My secret place

As a young boy of about 11 years of age I entered a writing competition. It meant I had to do "composition". As a child of the 1950's in those days this meant creating a story or composing a piece about any subject you wished to.I can vividly remember the subject I wrote about mainly because I was c..

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..

Mo, 6 February 2017

Semel in anno licet insanire

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 ..

This website or its third party tools use cookies, which are necessary to its functioning and required to achieve the purposes illustrated in the cookie policy. If you want to know more or withdraw your consent to all or some of the cookies, please refer to the cookie policy. By closing this banner, scrolling this page, clicking a link or continuing to browse otherwise, you agree to the use of cookies..