Locanda la Raia awaits you, inviting you to a tasting at the La Raia winery and a panoramic walk to discover the art pieces curated by our Foundation.

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.

The experience

Discovering the territory, tasting the Gavi tradition and relaxing in the vineyards: at Locanda La Raia give yourself time means living moments of pure wellness in the nature.

The restaurant

Gavi’s traditional cuisine, historically contaminated by elements from Liguria and Piedmont, has been revised in the menu signed by Michelin-awarded chef Tommaso Arrigoni.


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.

The art path

Enjoy the site-specific works made by international artists for Fondazione La Raia in the estate’s vineyards, woods and fields.

The surroundings

A few kilometers from the Locanda ancient villages, the ancient Roman town of Libarna, the noble palaces of Novi Ligure and the Pinacoteca of the Cassa di Risparmio di Tortona Foundation. Moreover, Genoa and the sea of Liguria in half an hour by car.

Locanda’s people

Our job is to make you feel at home