Do you know about the Gavi region?

1 August 2023
Written by
Sara Magro

It's one of Piedmont's secrets

A few years ago, The Cairo Rossi family converted their property into biodynamic agriculture. We are talking about one hundred and eighty hectares between Piedmont and Liguria, which include Cortese and Barbera vineyards, the winery, fields of ancient grains and two natural lakes among the rolling hills of the Gavi region. 

La Raia is a working farm with horses and cows that freely graze among the hills and the old post house transformed in a Locanda in 2017. The project was one of the first in Italy to anticipate today’s country style holidays in Italy: only a few rooms rich in details with design interiors brilliantly mixed with ancient furniture and the Michelin-starred chef Tommaso Arrigoni as a consultant for the restaurant. Conceived as a mini-resort, it also has a spa with a swimming pool stretched out on the lawn among the wild flowers. 

The Cairo Rossi family are convinced that a bucolic context provides guests with a sense of well-being. Here, works of art scattered around the estate that invite you to linger in unknown places and discover one of the best kept secrets of Italy: down south, towards the paths of the Maritime Alps, and up north by bicycle, to reach the 16th-century complex of Santa Croce at Bosco Marengo, which, as only few people know, houses a precious altarpiece by Giorgio Vasari, one of the most famous painters of the late Renaissance. 

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