Piero Luigi Rossi Cairo
Strada Monterotondo, 79
IT - 15067 Novi Ligure Alessandria
In 2003, Giorgio Rossi Cairo and his family acquired the farms of La Raia, within the gentle hills of Gavi, in southern Piedmont. Immediately the children suggested engaging in the biodynamic – organic approach an approach coherent with the desire of creating a balanced and harmonious place in all its components: agricultural and landscape, but also architectural, social and cultural.
La Raia was born from that intuition, a biodynamic Demeter certified farm, which now extends over 180 hectares. Other projects were added to La Raia’s farming activities during the years: a Waldorf school, managed by Caterina Rossi Cairo with the “Cascina del Melo” association and portaNatura, an initiative wanted by her husband Tom Dean, devoted to production, sale and home delivery organic goods.
We recently completed the renovation of Borgo Merlassino, today an agriturismo, and in 2017, Locanda La Raia has opened its doors: once a place where wayfarers could rest and
get some food, Locanda offers a new idea of hospitality made of simplicity and relaxed pace, with discreet and dedicated service. In 2013 Giorgio and his family established the Fondazione La Raia arte cultura territorio (La Raia Foundation– art culture territory) with the aim of nationally promoting a critical reflection over the vast topic of landscape. Artists, intellectuals and landscape architects are called to intervene on the location in order to create a chance of further interpretation and new identity.