Conte Stefano Rivetti -the gentleman entrepreneur | Maratea | MARIANNA TROTTA



Il conte Stefano Rivetti  
L'imprenditore gentiluomo

by Marianna Trotta 


Maratea, 2005 


The discover


The book stems from the need to stop a period of history, from the post-war period to the early '80s, of great importance and growth not only for the town of Maratea but for the entire area enclosed within the splendid Gulf of Policastro. In particular, emphasis was placed on the work, on the projects of a Piedmontese entrepreneur, precisely the Count Stefano Rivetti who arrived in Maratea in 1953, where he created a series of achievements in the textile industry, tourism, strengthening small and large infrastructural works.
So much of the territory included along the Calabrian-Tyrrhenian coast and the nearby hinterland, tells of Stefano Rivetti. Of those who hopelessly fell in love with Maratea to the point of depositing as a testamentary desire the desire to rest forever in a cave of Mount San Biagio, at the foot of the majestic statue of the Redeemer, commissioned by him in 1965.
In addition to "technical" aspects related to the creation of the Cassa per il Mezzogiorno (Institute that at the time financed the great works of Stefano Rivetti) or the project of the Scalea airport (1967), or "Pollinia" , we wanted to report events and facts closely linked to the personality of the Count, to his way of being and doing.
So they textually transcribed some of his recurring phrases, one for all:
"Doing nothing is misery for everyone and boredom for the individual"


the writer



Marianna Trotta, born in Maratea, graduated in Law, Journalist, collaborates with the fortnightly L'Eco della Basilicata.

Engaged in the cultural and tourist sector of the southern area of Basilicata. boasts several studies on the Gulf of Policastro and on the figure of the Piedmontese industrialist Stefano Rivetti who, starting from the 60s, characterized with his entrepreneurial dynamism, the cities of Maratea and Praia a Mare.
Careful connoisseur of the potential of the pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea, it is also actively involved in some non-profit associations, among which "Maratea Ricorda" and "Magna Grecia", aimed at offering development opportunities to a territory with great growth margins .
He participated in various national tourism grants developing a series of relationships with public and private subjects interested in promoting tourist packages in the Calabrian-Lucan areas.
For several years he has been working with Maratea companies and tourist cooperatives.
 In the role of consultant, he has also collaborated with some Rai and Mediaset television programs focused on the knowledge and dissemination of the Marateota coast.