Explorer and Geographer
FAVOURITE PIQUADRO COLLECTION:
Travel is the essence of Piquadro. The element that is rendered in thedistinctive design of its leather goods products. Discovering enchanting places, sleeping beneath the stars, and carrying the memory of the faces that were brought to our attention away from every city. Travel is first and foremost discovering oneself, reaching the world’s most remote places to then find ourselves back home, richer and more complete. The home of Rocco Ravà is the Sahara: the starting point of a passionate journey.
He lives between Italy and the Sahara, where he has spent most of his life. As a son of travellers, his relationship with the desert is something intimate and special. Guide, explorer, prime mover of extraordinary adventures, from trips accompanying Théodore Monod to the kidnapping by the Toubou warriors. Today his travel companion is the Piquadro Travel line.
I am the son of travellers who became a guide and geographer, so I am a traveller as well. My job is my life history that began when I was a child with my parents who founded Spazi d’Avventura, a travel agency sui generis. I have always travelled throughout my life. My family’s choice became my choice. The enthusiasm of a child turned into an enthusiasm of an adult, the topic of my studies, a true profession. And it’s not over. Today I find myself in a very important moment. I feel like I’m at the top of the mountain and I’m looking at the descent that is awaiting me. Having a mentor - in my case the desert - is essential. The first was by father, and then I had the fortune of travelling with the finest guides and I put curiosity, a desire to discover, the unstoppable stimulus to look at what lies beyond the horizon into my suitcase. Everything I have learned in the desert - reality and practicality - has served me in everyday life. Being a nomad can be tiring, but I am unable to imagine a sedentary life.
“tradition and innovation are two extremes: only those who are able to synthesize them will reach the top”