440. A Birthday with the Angels!

rc-birthday440. A Birthday with the Angels!

Every birthday is special, but this year I celebrated a very special birthday… my children and grandchildren have literally surrounded and overwhelmed me with all their affection!

I want to thank you all for the nice messages I received! It took me a while to read them all but it was very pleasant reading… thank you!

The years pass by, they pass for all of us and leave the inexorable signs of their passage… but they are not always a bad thing… in fact, quite often they are a great life teacher!

How many things have I learned over time, how many life experiences have I had?  Sometimes I think it would be wonderful if we could transfer our experiences, our knowledge to our children, to our grandchildren as we transfer photos from one computer to another…

But maybe not, maybe we all need to build our own lives through our own experiences, our own mistakes, our own successes using the free will God so kindly gave us.

We should all discover the artist within us… because we are all artist, each and every one of us.  The difference lies only in the fact that we do not all have the perseverance to try, to experiment and discover our talents. Never stop trying, failures are part of life. Success stories are full of failures. How many times in my life have I started from scratch… how many times have I searched and found the way to solve seemingly impossible situations?

And that’s what I want to transfer to my children, to my grandchildren and to all of you… never stop believing in yourselves and in your abilities because this is the path for each of you to follow to create your own way in this great adventure that will be your life!

Discover the artist within you… look around and learn from nature. It has millions of years of experience…

Do not ever stop studying and learning new things. What today may seem unnecessary one day will help you solve a problem.

Surround yourself with love, because love will be the beacon of your life.


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429. Tests of Summer…

BZODIAC429. Tests of Summer…

A fast flight in the helicopter to transfer from Monaco to Sardinia.

I want to check the maintenance work on the Bat-Zodiac.  Summer is here and this year I want to discover the Mediterranean again!

The SNO Yachts shipyard in Olbia took care of the Bat-Zodiac lovingly and very professionally.  Every boat needs careful maintenance. The Bat-Zodiac, with its hydro jets propulsion system and its particular construction, is like a high performance, thoroughbred sports car.

And as in the case of a sports car, to get the maximum performance, everything must be perfectly aligned and meet specifications. Including the sophisticated on-board computer systems which allow you to have all of the boat and navigation data at your fingertips at a glance.

There is a special bond between the Mediterranean Sea and me.  Every time I return to the boat I feel happy: a feeling of calm and peace takes over everything…

I put myself at the helm, turn on the engines and suddenly I feel at home… it’s been almost a year since the last time I set sail and I feel as though time has stood still since then….

The reassuring roar of the two engines reminds me of two foals prancing before a race…

Today is a perfect day, the sea is calm, a gentle breeze makes the heat of the sun a pleasant caress.

I leave the port and head out to sea… the boat responds perfectly to my commands, to my touch… navigation is pleasant and I decide to push the engines to the maximum… the feeling is strong… the hull is lifted from the water… a sudden force propels the Bat-zodiac forward… I’m literally “flying”, planing over the surface of the water!

I suddenly turn and the Bat-zodiac responds to my commands in a precise way, like a colt that can perceive and anticipate the demands of the jockey…

I am thrilled, I am alive!  I cannot wait to start another adventure in the Mediterranean…

Un abbraccio…


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Bat Gommone Front

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428. A wonderful weekend in Monaco

Roberto Cavalli with Ezio Greggio 428428. A wonderful weekend in Monaco

I am in Monte Carlo, Principality of Monaco…

Beautiful, elegant women, brilliantly engineered and powerful cars, the international jet set meet here every year for a date that you cannot miss… the Monaco Grand Prix.

The Grand Prix is an event that takes place on a very unique track. Powerful engines compete on the winding streets and hairpin bends of Monte Carlo, an unusual track and so different from the classic F1 circuits where the powerful racing cars whiz by at speeds of up to 370 km/h (230 mph). In Monaco, a maximum speed of about 290 km/h (180 mph) is reached at the end of the tunnel, a phenomenal speed for such a circuit.

The Monaco Grand Prix is an exciting race… during practice and then during the race the roar of the engines of the F1 cars is deafening, echoing and amplified on the narrow streets of the small Kingdom…

These days finding a room in a hotel or a table at a restaurant is impossible, everything is booked twelve months in advance…
I watched this great race from a unique position with a commanding view.

Besides my passion for speed and the pleasure of living the atmosphere of the Grand Prix I am here in Monte Carlo to attend a gala dinner in my honour at Zelo’s – an event at which I was particularly honoured and happy to meet many of my long time dear friends.

I really enjoyed the company of Ezio Greggio, always very brilliant. He is celebrated as a comedian, actor and film producer. Every time we meet he looks younger…

Certainly the contrast between the quiet Cavalli Island and the cosmopolitan Monte Carlo is very strong… I like to alternate moments of absolute tranquillity with the glamor of this worldly event!

I think we are very fortunate to live in a time where being citizens of the world is so easy.

Un grosso bacino.


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