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 – Lodz

Starbucks You Are Here – Łódź is a colorful mug for a city in Poland located about 85 miles southwest of Warsaw. Łódź (pronounced “Wootch”) has a rich tapestry of history, culture, and symbolism. Known as the “Manchester of Poland,” Łódź has evolved from a small industrial settlement into a vibrant metropolis that seamlessly blends its industrial past with contemporary charm.

Łódź’s history dates back to the 14th century when it was a small village. However, it wasn’t until the 19th century that Łódź experienced rapid growth due to the Industrial Revolution.… Read more

You Are Here – Paris 2024 Summer Olympics

Starbucks You Are Here – Paris 2024 Summer Olympics mug is unique in a sense that it is dedicated to an event and not a place. As you probably know, France is welcoming the Olympic Games this year. The 2024 Summer Olympics will be primarily centered in Paris, with additional events taking place in 16 other cities across metropolitan France, as well as one subsite in Tahitian island within the French overseas country and overseas collectivity of French Polynesia. Does it mean that Starbucks could potentially release more 2024 Olympics mugs?… Read more

You Are Here – Cluj-Napoca

Starbucks You Are Here – Cluj-Napoca is a mug for a Romanian city nestled in the heart of Transylvania. Cluj-Napoca is a vibrant city that seamlessly blends its rich history with a modern and dynamic spirit. As the unofficial capital of the region, the city has evolved over centuries, leaving behind a tapestry of historical landmarks, cultural treasures, and enduring symbols.

Cluj-Napoca, known as Napoca in Roman times, was founded in 106 AD. The city played a crucial role in the Dacian-Roman wars.… Read more

You Are Here – Algarve

Starbucks You Are Here – Algarve mug features one of my favorite color palettes. The sun is another interesting detail that I’ve seen on some other mugs from Europe (like this or this).

The Algarve is a historical province located in southern Portugal. It is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the south and west, and the lower Guadiana River to the east. The region has a diverse landscape, with a fertile coastal lowland and a sparsely populated interior upland region .… Read more

You Are Here – Constanta

It looks like Romania is getting some extra love from Starbucks which results into more releases. You Are Here – Constanța is a mug for a vibrant port city situated on the western coast of the Black Sea. It is a gem of Romania that seamlessly weaves together a rich tapestry of history, diverse culture, and mesmerizing landscapes. With a legacy dating back thousands of years, Constanta stands as a testament to the resilience and endurance of the civilizations that have left their mark on its shores.… 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

You Are Here – Brasov

You Are Here – Brașov is a nice addition to the beloved series. Nestled in the heart of Romania, Brasov is a city that seamlessly blends history, culture, and natural beauty. Steeped in centuries of captivating tales, this enchanting destination has become a magnet for travelers seeking a taste of both the medieval and the modern.
Dating back to the 13th century, Brasov’s rich history unravels through its well-preserved medieval architecture and fortified walls. Originally founded by the Teutonic Knights, the city flourished as a prominent trade hub along important commercial routes.… Read more

You Are Here – Amersfoort

Starbucks You Are Here – Amersfoort is a very nice-looking mug from the Netherlands for a city located in the Utrecht province. The city’s history dates back to the Middle Ages. Amersfoort was granted city rights in 1259 and played a significant role in the region’s trade and commerce. The city experienced periods of growth and decline throughout its history. It flourished in the 18th century due to the cultivation of tobacco but declined afterward. The establishment of the first railway connection in 1863 and the construction of infantry and cavalry barracks in the following years helped revive the city.… Read more

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