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Locanda La Raia

Gavi, Italy

Nestled in the heart of the rolling green Gavi hills, this beautiful and elegant mansion is surrounded by vineyards, pastures and woods and embraces a unique eco-system created by the biodynamic farm on the estate. A unique and special property rooted in nature, Locanda La Raia is perfect for a family holiday or group of friends who are looking for an authentic Italian country-chic experience where they can also learn and discover the fascinating process of biodynamic wine made on the 180-hectare organic estate. The estate also includes a kindergarten and a Steiner school and the headquarters of Fondazione La Raia, a foundation devoted to arts, culture, and landscape, which hosts works by international artists who display artwork around the estate.

About the property

Recently refurbished, the 12 bedrooms and suites at Locanda La Raia have a refined Italian colour palette inspired by the beautiful painted mansions of the Novi Ligure region.  Vintage inspired interiors are furnished with antique Piedmont furnishings, contemporary design pieces as well as historical family paintings, and works from the collection of the art gallery Viasaterna in Milan. The property is surrounded by landscaped gardens and an Italian-style herb garden, providing the perfect setting for a relaxing rural retreat.


Food and good living are at the heart of the Locanda La Raia concept. There is a world class restaurant here with traditional Gavi given a modern twist – experienced through a la carte and tasting menus. Dinner at the Locanda is always a special occasion. Food is natural, seasonal and organic with produce from small holders and grown on the estate. Guests can also celebrate the tea ritual every afternoon with fresh homemade cakes and at aperitivo time, the bar in the large sitting room overlooking the vineyards is the perfect place for a relaxing drink. 



Only one hour’s drive from Milan main airport, facilities at La Raia include a treatment room, heated indoor and outdoor swimming pool, fully equipped gym plus a fitness trail at the foot of the hills allows you to work out outside. Three golf courses, old villages, and the interesting archeological site Libarna are all within a few minutes’ drive of the property. 

Walking, running, bike riding or horse-riding are also available on request.

The private hire includes daily cleaning, concierge service, preparation of continental breakfast (excluding the cost of groceries), chef availabilities upon requests.