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You Are Here Christmas – Italy

With Christmas just around the corner, I gave up on seeing Holiday Edition mugs from Italy. Boy, was I wrong! It has been revealed today, that Bel Paese gets both Christmas full-size mug and ornament.
As you can see, You Are Here Christmas – Italy has traditional (for the last two years) design with the red handle. Let me remind you, that there are not that many stores in this country. In fact, only two cities have Starbucks stores – Milan (most of those) and Turin (only one so far).… Read more

You Are Here Ornament – Italy

There are only two stores in Italy, nonetheless, Starbucks introduced the mini version of the previously released mug. Here’s the photo of You Are Here Ornament Italy, which has been spotted today in Milan. As far as I remember, they only sell mugs in the store, other than Reserve (correct me if I am wrong in the comments). Keep that in mind, when visiting Milan. On a similar note, it is always a good idea to call the store in advance to check the availability of mugs and ornaments.… Read more

You Are Here – Italy

Here’s Starbucks You Are Here – Italy mug. It took Starbucks 47 years to open its first store in Italy. The reason is pretty obvious – Italians take coffee seriously and prefer drinking espresso on the run. They come to coffee shop or bar, order their espresso, drink it fast, pay and leave. It takes 5 minutes and this is quite different compared to the behavior of the common Starbucks customer. To be honest with you, I find myself disappointed with the lack of free space in Starbucks stores quite often.… Read more

You Are Here – Napoli

Starbucks You Are Here Napoli is a mug for the city in southern Italy with a rich and diverse heritage. Founded by the Greeks in the 8th century BC as Neapolis, or “New City,” it became one of the most important cities in Magna Graecia. During the Roman era, Naples was a cultural hub, renowned for its contributions to art, philosophy, and science. The city endured a turbulent history, including periods of Byzantine, Norman, and Spanish rule, each leaving a distinct mark on its architecture and culture.… Read more

You Are Here – Aix-en-Provence

Here’s the beautiful mug from southern France, You Are Here – Aix-en-Provence. It joins the big family of French releases, with more to come! Stay tuned for further updates.

Aix-en-Provence, often simply referred to as Aix, was founded in 123 BCE by the Roman consul Sextius Calvinus, who named it Aquae Sextiae, meaning “the waters of Sextius,” due to the thermal springs in the area. It became a significant Roman colony and a strategic urban center and spa, serving as a stepping stone between Italy and Spain.… Read more

You Are Here – Bologna

Starbucks You Are Here – Bologna is a mug for the vibrant capital of the Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy. The origin of its name can be traced back to the Etruscan word “Bononia,” meaning “settlement of the Boii,” a Celtic tribe that inhabited the area during ancient times. Bologna flourished during the Roman era, known then as Bononia, serving as a crucial hub along the Via Emilia road connecting Rimini to Piacenza.  Throughout the Middle Ages, Bologna rose to prominence as a center of learning and trade, earning the nickname “La Dotta” (the Learned) for its prestigious university, founded in 1088, making it one of the oldest in the world.… Read more

You Are Here – Bari

Starbucks You Are Here – Bari is a mug for a Gem of Southern Italy, a city nestled along the stunning coastline of the Adriatic Sea.
The history of Bari is as diverse and fascinating as the city itself. Its roots stretch back to ancient times when it was founded by the Peucetii, an ancient Italic tribe. Over the centuries, Bari was ruled by various powers, including the Romans, Byzantines, Normans, and Spanish, each leaving an indelible mark on the city’s architecture, culture, and traditions.… Read more

You Are Here – Genova

You Are Here – Genova is a recent Italian release for a historical port city located in the northern part of the country. Genova, also known as Genoa serves as the capital of the Liguria region and has a rich history as a prosperous trade center. A city that seamlessly blends history, culture, and maritime heritage it has played a pivotal role in shaping Italy’s past and present, making it a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a rich and diverse experience.… Read more

You Are Here – Caserta

Here is one of the recent releases from Italy (yes, there are more coming!). You Are Here – Caserta is dedicated to a charming town located in the Campania region, just 15 miles from Naples. Despite being relatively unknown to many, Caserta offers a wealth of natural beauty, ancient structures, and a vibrant local culture that make it a worthwhile destination for visitors.
Caserta’s history dates back to ancient times when it was inhabited by the Samnites, an ancient Italic people.… Read more

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