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Italian Mansion, Winery Locanda La Raia Available for Private Stays

by Debra Bokur

Mar 31, 2023

© Locanda La Raia

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Looking for luxury in Italy’s Southern Piedmont Region? In the wine hills of Gavi, north and west of Genoa, Locanda La Raia offers 10 splendid guestrooms and two apartments on a 180- hectare estate. Once a countryside inn and post station serving travelers journeying through the area on horseback, the space has been meticulously restored by the Rossi Cairo family to showcase original features such as vaulted ceilings and exposed brickwork. Each guestroom has been individually decorated and now features enormous windows overlooking the surrounding landscape of lush gardens, rolling meadows and organic vineyards.

Those gardens come into prominent play at aró, the new restaurant overseen by Michelin-starred chef Tommaso Arrigoni. The restaurant and its menu of estate-grown beef, honey, herbs and grains make its debut with this month’s spring reopening of the hotel. You can also explore the wine list, which includes three multi-award-winning Gavi D.O.C.G. (Gavi, Gavi Riserva Vigna della Madonnina and Gavi Pisé), along with two kinds of Piemonte D.O.C. Barbera.

LA Raia

© Locanda La Raia

Wines are housed in a cellar built with an eco-friendly construction method known as pies, managed by Austrian architect Martin Rauch, regarded as one of the world’s top global authorities on this ancient building method.

Guests can enjoy strolling along The Art Path, the estate’s own collection of sculptures and installations, or retreat to the spa to relax in the sauna, steam bath, heated indoor pool or outdoor pool. Wellness treatments include a variety of massages, such as the 90-minute Locanda La Raia Signature Massage and the 90-minute Antique Massage with Organic Body Scrub. There’s also a fully equipped modern gym, where you can work out while drinking in view of the gardens.

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