144. In Art and Love Florence is Among the Richest of Cities…

Roberto Cavalli on Ponte Vecchio144. In Art and Love Florence is Among the Richest of Cities…

Marchionne’s statement about Florence shocked and upset me.


Speaking against a fine mayor of a fine city this comment is a sad reflection on Marchionne personally and as the head of the largest and most important industry in Italy.

Renzi, a truly great man, just smiled!

SMALL? POOR? Florence, as a Capital of Art and Culture is world class and has enjoyed a reputation as such for centuries!

FirenzeOUR MOTHER TONGUE WAS BORN HERE IN FLORENCE! Our great artists have shaped the history of art for generations!

It is a great pity that Mr. Marchionne remains so out of touch, so unaware of this.

Fiat, the former great company that he manages is POOR in ideas, they have had to resort to an old idea, the Fiat 500, to find a “vecchia novità”.

The famous “AUTO BLUE” is German. Fiat has failed to create a great car that meets the requirements of the Italian government – the major consumer of “AUTO BLUE”!

The Fiat name represents a great Italian tradition. It should remain in Italy and contribute to the industrial renaissance of Italy by developing research and design here. If there is a real poverty it is a serious lack of imagination.

Italy does not need any outside help, just trust and an honest, competent government!

I want to go back to being proud to be born in my great Italy. A great country now mired in the ambitions of power and money!

In the meantime we must be close and support one another and help to rebuild our country.


The help received from text-message donations is not enough. Those who have more than they need… need to help and share what they have with those who do not have sufficient means to live!

The results could be of great satisfaction to us all. Sacrifice can give great pleasure if you love life, if you believe in God and if you’re a true socialist!

It would be wonderful to make history, to feel part of the change that such sacrifices could make!

If an honest, well-managed government asks me to make sacrifices for the good of my Italian brothers, I’m here!

Roberto Cavalli


11 replies
  1. Francesco
    Francesco says:

    Grande Cavalli!!!
    Credo che Marchionne, con questa sua uscita da ignorante e buzzurro quale si è dimostrato (anche nelle sue perfomances alla guida della Fiat), si sia giocato la sua credibilità per questa e molte altre…..vite!
    Dante, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Lorenzo il Magnifico, Beato Angelico, il Vasari, Arnolfo di Cambio, Benvenuto Cellini, Masaccio, Donatello, Amerigo Vespucci, Giovanni da Verrazzano, Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci, Ghirlandaio…ecc. ecc. ecc.
    Queste sono solo alcune delle persone che hanno fatto la storia dell’arte (e non solo) mondiale. Esse sono vissute a Firenze, ed hanno tratto la loro ispirazione da questa “povera e piccola” città.
    Marchionne, hai proprio perso la più grande occasione al mondo per stare zitto….le scuse successive, che suonano molto false ed obbligate, non cambieranno il nostro giudizio su di te. Sei proprio un povero e piccolo uomo….

    Al contrario di Roberto, che invece è un grande (in tutti i sensi!!) 🙂
    Un Abrraccio

  2. Maria Grazia
    Maria Grazia says:

    Non ci fare caso é la politica che é VERGOGNOSA!!!
    come dice il Grande Benigni…É TUTTO UN MAGNA MAGNA!!!! 😀
    poi attaccare Firenze…che é la nostra Parigi…é imperdonabbile!!!!!
    é vero lé proprio cosí…abbiamo solo bisogno di piú fiducia é di un Sistema onesto!!!!! ;D

    Con Affetto e ammirazione
    Marí <3

  3. AnnaSofi
    AnnaSofi says:

    Mr. Cavalli you are a true patriot. I admire you and your ideas. Firenze is a beautiful city. Although I have never been there the photos i saw are amazing. As long as Italy have people like you, its true sons, it will survive.




  4. Jack
    Jack says:

    Truly, my favorite city in the world…My heart is still there, and in Santorini. So many wonderful memories. Florence was a “must stop”, for my beautiful daughter, Fiance and I, every other year on the way to the Med areas…and of course, we ALWAYS had to visit Cavalli; Thank you Roberto….it is in my heart forever. J

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