A Modern Day Renaissance Man Shares Poetry & A Beautiful Depth of Life
Before he was the author of eight Award-winning published books of fiction and poetry, Piero Rivolta was known to many as the WORLD’S youngest CEO of an automobile manufacturing company. Iso Rivolta automobiles have inspired countless love affairs—with the cars, the driving, and fans across the globe.
Today, Piero Rivolta is an award-winning poet and novelist devoted to exploring the depth and breadth of life. Possessed of an insatiable curiosity, a love of beauty, and a talent for creating, Piero has applied his sensibilities to not only being the author of eight books, but also to being a designer, developer, manufacturer, homebuilder and philanthropist.
Over the course of his extraordinary life, Piero has had many lives. He was born in Desio (Milan) Italy, and at the tender age of 24, just after earning his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, Piero assumed leadership of the family automobile manufacturing company founded by his father, Renzo, who passed away one year later in 1966.
The company was called Iso and until the early 1960s primarily produced motorcycles, small trucks and the famous egg-shaped, front-door Isetta bubble car. Later, the company expanded into the production of luxury sports cars under the name Iso Rivolta, to differentiate from the Iso company’s other existing product lines at that time, which now included snowmobiles and other snow vehicles. The mighty Griffon was selected as the Iso Rivolta emblem and lent its name to the company’s most popular model, the Grifo, which raced at LeMans. Later, the company entered the world of Formula One racing under the name Iso-Rivolta-Marlboro.
In 1980 the family moved to Sarasota, Florida, which became their new home and the center of Piero’s future business projects, keeping the passion that he shared with his children in designing and producing cars, yachts, sailing boats, and also focusing on building well-thought-out residential communities with tennis courts and golf courses, luxury condominiums, shopping centers and office buildings. Due to his love for nature and harmonious design (inherited from his father), he also donated two community parks, one in Italy, and another in the U.S.
For many years Piero devoted some of his time traveling abroad for a number of car projects, until in 2000, in response to his passion for sailing the high seas, he founded Rivolta Marine (now called Rivolta Yachts), a producer of world-class sailboats and motoryachts.
Piero has also enjoyed writing since childhood; in recent years, while still involved in numerous projects, he has spent much of his personal time creating engaging fiction and poetry. His collection of eight books has won both local and international attention and awards. He is currently working on new material for publication. Some of his best-known work includes:
Nothing Is Without Future is Volume 1 of The Poems of Award-Winning Poet and Novelist Piero Rivolta. Full of striking and sensual images, Piero Rivolta’s poetry reflects his appreciation for beauty wherever he finds it – in women, falling snow, sunsets, Mediterranean cities and the sea.
A series of lyric poems tell a love story – actually two love stories – about a young man who is torn between two women.
Going By Sea is Volume 2 of The Poems of Award-Winning Poet and Novelist Piero Rivolta. Inspired by his love of sailing, the poems and reflections in Going By Sea: Poems and Thoughts of Today’s World arise from various maritime events Piero Rivolta experienced during his voyages in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Mediterranean. Whether he is watching an approaching storm, enjoying a colorful coastline or swaying peacefully at anchor, Rivolta’s contemplation of his surroundings gives rise to musings and questions about life, existence and mortality. Heartfelt and romantic, they touch our deepest longings and hopes in times of uncertainty and change.
To Honor National Poetry Month,
Four Pillars Welcomes Award-Winning
Author & Poet, Piero Rivolta
Join Piero Rivolta, Poet/Novelist/Thinker, at Four Pillars for a night of poetry to hear his extraordinary life story, award-winning poems, and enhance your mind, body, spirit and social connections. This event is sure to be popular, so please RSVP early to secure your spot. Complimentary wine. RSVP 941-373-3955
Date: Wednesday, April 26
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: Four Pillars San Marco Plaza, 8209 Nature’s Way, Suite 221, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
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Four Pillars San Marco Plaza, 8209 Nature’s Way, Suite 221, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Call (941) 373-3955 to RSVP