Who we are

Piero Ravà is a mountain guide with a degree in Medicine and a specialization in tropical diseases who was working as a doctor in Kenya in the early Seventies. From there he started a fascinating six month journey back to Italy with his wife Marina, a biologist, on their Makabesh, our organisation’s first Land-Rover. This was the driving force for a lifelong journey which motivated them to believe in an apparently crazy dream.

SPAZI D’AVVENTURA began in 1977 with two new Land-Rovers. At that time Piero sold some old chandeliers and a precious fur coat of his grandmother to collect the money to organize the first expeditions to Africa. Until 1983 Pietro and Marina have undertaken a nomadic life, moving from Algeria to Mauritania, Mali, Niger and Cameroon, to welcome and accompany tourists. Later on a crucial (and unique) choice lead to one of our most distinctive features: establishing basis in the wildest part of the Greatest Desert, first in Niger and then in Tchad in 1992.

The Sahara is our cradle, the land where we moved our first steps. The most beautiful and perfect desert has taught us a lot and it is where we have put down deep roots like those of the acacias. Steaming from the passion for the Sahara, comes the desire to explore other deserts and lands with the innovative approach developed into one of the spaces where wild nature still reigns.

  • Campo a Tagrira, Tassili degli Hoggar ALGERIA 1980

    Campo a Tagrira, Tassili degli Hoggar ALGERIA 1980

  • Djado NIGER 1979

    Djado NIGER 1979

  • Il Grande Alpinista Annibale Zucchi MAURITANIA 1981

    Il Grande Alpinista Annibale Zucchi MAURITANIA 1981

  • Marina e Piero

    Marina e Piero

  • Marina e Piero con Rocco e Manila Tefedest ALGERIA 1975

    Marina e Piero con Rocco e Manila Tefedest ALGERIA 1975

  • NIGER 1979

    NIGER 1979

  • Piero MALI 1983

    Piero MALI 1983

  • Piero Alla Balise Berliet 19 Deserto NIGER 1983

    Piero Alla Balise Berliet 19 Deserto NIGER 1983

  • Piero Con Angelo Ratti E Lorenzo Marimonti ALGERIA 1980

    Piero Con Angelo Ratti E Lorenzo Marimonti ALGERIA 1980

  • Piero Con Oscar Perrotti   Walata MAURITANIA 1983

    Piero Con Oscar Perrotti Walata MAURITANIA 1983

  • Piero Con Pierpaolo Rossi NIGER 1992

    Piero Con Pierpaolo Rossi NIGER 1992

  • Piero Con I Collaboratori Renato Trabattoni E Andrea Gusti MALI 1982

    Piero Con I Collaboratori Renato Trabattoni E Andrea Gusti MALI 1982

  • Piero E Marina Sul Fiume Niger MALI 1981

    Piero E Marina Sul Fiume Niger MALI 1981

  • Piero E Rocco Con Theodore Monod Grande Esploratore Sahariano Del Xx Secolo   Trou Au Natron CIAD 1995

    Piero E Rocco Con Theodore Monod Grande Esploratore Sahariano Del Xx Secolo Trou Au Natron CIAD 1995

  • Piero In Arrampicata Sulla Garet El Djenoun   ALGERIA 1983

    Piero In Arrampicata Sulla Garet El Djenoun ALGERIA 1983

  • Piero In Arrampicata Sulla Garet El Djenoun ALGERIA 1983

    Piero In Arrampicata Sulla Garet El Djenoun ALGERIA 1983

  • Piero Sulla Cima Illamane Hoggar ALGERIA 1983

    Piero Sulla Cima Illamane Hoggar ALGERIA 1983

  • Piero Sulla Sua Land 109 ALGERIA 1980

    Piero Sulla Sua Land 109 ALGERIA 1980

  • Andrea Bonomo TIBESTI 1995

    Andrea Bonomo TIBESTI 1995

  • Rocco Tibesti   CIAD 1995

    Rocco Tibesti CIAD 1995

  • Rocco E Andrea   Tibest CIAD 1995

    Rocco E Andrea Tibest CIAD 1995

  • Rocco E Marina HOGGAR 1978

    Rocco E Marina HOGGAR 1978

  • Tassili Degli Hoggar 1978

    Tassili Degli Hoggar 1978

  • Tassili Degli Hoggar ALGERIA 1980

    Tassili Degli Hoggar ALGERIA 1980

  • Cecilia e Tommaso

    Cecilia e Tommaso

OUR PHILOSOPHY

This journey began over thirty years ago. Nowadays it still preserves its dreams, improvisation, creativity and the necessary environmental adaptation. People who devoted their lives to travel carefully shape our itineraries. We are always at your service and we continue to assert our identity, our individuality and to protect our independence.

We are constantly looking for new ways to explore. We want to show you lands in perpetual change and the people who occupy them. We achieve this with long travels, tough travels, unpublished travels, smooth travels, travels that take time. In all of them each individual plays an active role.

We live in such a prepackaged world that there is a little space left for individual discover. Therefore we believe that the successful journey is the one in which emotions exceed expectations. This is the purpose of our travels and the task our guides who understand desires and needs of the travelers and do it with passion.

The way we travel is connected to a system that has developed in the Sahara desert and that we then exported to other lands. It is perhaps our most distinctive feature and combines strong skills for  logistics organization and the presence of a guide/tour leader of great experience supported by a local team.

TRAVEL

Travelling means accepting exchanges and differences. It means to be aware that anyone is a guest in a foreign country and that our passage leaves significant traces. It means also to be aware that accepting us can be demanding for those who welcome us and that we should not think that we always have something to teach the others. We should all remember that in order to set a useful comparison each side must have a specific role: only in this way both us and the others will make the best out of the encounter of two different worlds.

Via Capranica 16
20131 Milano, Italia
+39 02 70637138
+39 02 70637272
info@spazidavventura.com