Sport & surroundings
In the estate there is a tennis court, ideal for having fun with some exchange between nature before enjoying a dip in the pool. At Locanda La Raia there is also a health trail for sports activities in the Gavi hills. From here you can easily reach three golf courses that open between the vineyards. The nearest is the Golf Club Colline del Gavi 6 km away, in an area surrounded by woods: it has 18 championship holes and 9 executive holes and a restaurant.
The Golf Club Serravalle is also 6 km from Tenuta La Bollina, it has 9 championship holes and 3 executive holes.
The Golf Club Villa Carolina (Capriata d'Orba), 12 kilometres away, has 2 18-hole courses set in an area of 110 hectares between woods and vineyards. The club house is housed in the former summer residence of the Gavotti family. On the hill above the holes, stands the Monastery of the contemplative Friars in Villa bricco, donated to the order by Carolina Gavotti.
For those who love cycling, all around Locanda La Raia the streets loved by the champions starting from Fausto Coppi.
A world to be discovered outward
Some very interesting historical villages are located a few kilometres away from Locanda La Raia. Visit Forte di Gavi and stroll around Novi Ligure admiring the painted aristocratic palaces. A visit to the Libarna archeological site is a must: the Roman town dates back to the second century B.C. and is among the most important archeological areas in Northern Italy, along the Postumia road that linked Genoa to Aquileia: a bewitching place where you will discover this territory’s origins. Also available children activities.
The picture gallery of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Tortona dedicated to Divisionism is also worth visiting to admire important works by Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo and Angelo Barabino. The nice village Voltaggio too has a rich picture gallery. Borgo Marengo, with its interesting monument Santa Croce and the splendid Last Judgement by Giorgio Vasari in the village’s church, definitely deserves a visit.
Chocolate’s lovers can’t miss a visit to the Bodrato factory in Novi Ligure, observe the production live and taste the brand’s iconic products: cream chocolates, chocolate-covered cherries with liqueur, fruit chocolates.
Shopping aficionados can easily reach the McArthurGlen Serravalle Designer Outlet, the largest in Europe.
If you have more time reach the Langhe region, with its UNESCO world heritage vineyards and hills, and visit Tenuta Cucco at Serralunga d’Alba owned by the Rossi Cairo family, for a tasting of Barolo and Nebbiolo.
In one hour by car you will be in Milan for museums, shopping and theatres, while in a half hour by car there is Genoa with its marvellous downtown palaces, the famous Portofino’s square (85 Km), sea and trekking at Le Cinque Terre (135 Km). Another interesting destination is Turin, with the Royal Palace, the Mole Antonelliana and the Egyptian Museum.