Romano Bellini started at the age of 16 to buy the first vintage Riva yatch: a 1953 Riva Sebino.
The purchase was made out of pure passion at a time when the mahogany Rivas had no economic value and no one bought them.
After a few years, he bought a Riva Ariston first series of 1956.
Over the course of 40 years, he began to purchase special Riva boats, such as the Aquarama N. 101 and the Super Ariston N. 1001, which were also special in terms of their serial number (so-called palindrome numbers).
Other boats in the collection were purchased in very poor condition and then restored and sold, but .... at the end of the restoration the boats were so nice that Romano Bellini decided to keep them.
He bought other models for their rarity, such as the Aquarama Lungo No. 501, of which there are currently two examples left, the 1932 Competition Racer, the only one left, the 1950 Lancetta CA No. 13, also the only one, the Super Florida No. 1023, with two remaining examples.
A private collection of rare historical value, Romano Bellini has decided to share his passion with the public. The private collection of Riva d'Epoca is open to visits, by appointment, to give everyone the opportunity to discover up close works of Italian genius that have left an unmistakable mark.
Reservations can be made up to 2 days in advance.
The departure time is to be requested in the notes at the time of booking.
Cancellations can be made for free up to 2 days before the day of the visit.
Subsequently, the total amount will be charged.
What does the offer include?
Admission fee and explanation.