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.

Wed, 4 April 2018

TODAY I AM GOING FOR A RUN

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..

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Fri, 26 January 2018

A DAY AT THE SPA

A day spent at the spa resort Terme di Premia bathing in the salubrious water, pampered by the treatments at the wellness centre, submerged in the quiet of the mountains, is a trul..

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Sun, 8 October 2017

OUTLET & CO

There are many places where you can purchase glamorous things at reasonable prices by shopping smartly in manufacturers' outlet stores nearby the lake.

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Sun, 17 September 2017

OCTOBER TEMPTATIONS

On Lake Orta 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 winte..

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Sat, 24 June 2017

#ONLY GOOD VIBES

A great atmosphere and only the best of music at the AmenoBlues Festival, makes this event one of the most exciting in the coming summer.

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Mon, 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...

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Sun, 12 June 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY VESPA!

It is an important birthday for the most famous Italian scooter in the world. Why not take the opportunity to go for a Vespa ride on the roads around Lake Orta?

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Mon, 16 May 2016

THE MAGIC OF A TOWER

The Buccione Tower has dominated the southern part of Lake Orta for centuries back; it recalls a fascinating medieval past and still awards us with a spectacular view of the Alpine..

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