Locanda La Raia is now open. We're waiting for you but, most of all, our gardens and the extraordinary nature of our estate are waiting for you.
Book your room with a view in Gavi Our attention to details and the beauty of nature will make your stay unique
Italian style hospitality, slow pace in harmony with nature
Locanda La Raia is located in the Gavi region, in Southern Piedmont, and is surrounded by the vineyards, pastures and woods of biodynamic farm La Raia, owned by the Rossi Cairo family. This large green house used to be a mail station in the past, and is currently a boutique hotel with twelve rooms, each one different to the others, furnished with 1600 and 1800’s Piedmont pieces matched with contemporary design furniture, rich in organic colours, fabrics and materials.
The renovation of Locanda La Raia and its expansive grounds by firm deamicisarchitetti has created a continuous dialogue between inside and outside. The house’s original structure, with its arches, vaults and large windows overlooking the vineyards was saved and embellished, including a wide space for the light coming from the hills.
The Locanda is one with the landscape around: the gardens, fields and vineyards in the Gavi hills.
At the entrance, the garden that welcomes guests is a new interpretation of a typical Italian garden: a choice of aromatic herbs shaped like a big leaf. The largest garden, that joins the vineyards and becomes one with them, is composed of just indigenous species linked to the farming world; it was created by the French team Coloco, pupils and collaborators to garden designer Gilles Clément.
Welcome to the big green house in Gavi. Italian style hospitality, slow pace in harmony with nature.
Rooms and apartments
All rooms, suites and apartments at Locanda La Raia are different from one another and are furnished with pieces that reflect the taste of the property.
Our rooms are all furnished with unique pieces, a mix of ancient and contemporary.
For these larger rooms we have chosen natural colors, harmonious and relaxing.
Junior suites are always a perfect choice.
Our two Executive Suites are the most popular rooms in Locanda La Raia.
One of our two apartments is furnished with the combination of antique pieces and contemporary design.
Primula has two bedrooms and is furnished with antique pieces of décor combined with modern design and attention for every details.
The Locanda used to be an ancient mail station for travellers that went from Piedmont to the sea in the past. Now, thanks to a complete restoration that has enhanced the large common areas and re-designed the gardens that surround it, it has become the perfect place for small groups that wish to enjoy our care, privacy and our services’ quality.