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.
17.09.2021 | Press
Locanda La Raia, one of the best Italian destinations for next autumn, Financial Times
We are thrilled to be featured in the Financial Times in a piece about the best autumn escapes in Italy.
19.07.2021 | Press
Locanda La Raia in Forbes
La Raia, a project which presents a multitude of facets starting from the Locanda, where you can take the time to get familiar with our approach to biodynamic farming, our wines and the dishes of Tommaso Arrigoni. Here, all well told by Piero Rossi Cairo to Jillian Dara of Forbes.
01.07.2021 | Press
Architectural Digest Germany
Architectural Digest Germany reports the ten charming hotels in Italy. Among them Locanda La Raia!
02.12.2020 | Press
Claudia Sholtz, reporter of the Stuttgarter Zeitung, narrates everything to her readers, including an interview with Piero Rossi Cairo and a stop at Locanda.
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.