The Encuentro Amigos de Partagas en Italia is realized with the collaboration of Cigar Club Matelica and Diadema S.p.a.. It boasts the patronage of the Municipality of Matelica, the Marche region and the Embassy of Cuba in Italy. The Consortium of Producers of the Verdicchio di Matelica wine, the Mintur Cuba-Si and many other business partners representing local and international excellence make themselves available every year for the event.
This project is the final result of a wide-ranging program that includes a presentation of the territory, of its award-winning wines and its gastronomic, cultural and historical characteristics.
The many ties with the Republic of Cuba and with the world of “Slow Smoke” allow us every year to witness the presence of leading national and international exponents linked to the world of cigar and food and wine.
This makes it possible to create an event with many attendees, thanks to the various tasting peculiarities or thanks to the presence of great guests presented within the program and the event.
The various editions saw the participation of people from all over the world. To name a few: Cuba, Spain, France, Great Britain, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal, the Cayman Islands, Albania, Greece, the United States, Mexico, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates and Oman.
What happened in recent years with previous editions has placed the city at the center of the world of the slow smoke culture, to the point of proclaiming L’encuentro Amigos de Partagas en Italia the second cigar event in the world, of course after the one in Cuba.
The collaboration of citizens and businesses has shown how much the city can offer. From 2016 to 2019 the numbers of attendees grew exponentially. In 2020, for obvious reasons related to the health emergency, the event was haleted and it resumed with the XV Encuentro in July 2021.
Despite the limitations imposed by the pandemic, the 15th edition has been a huge success and the atmosphere was the same as the previous years. Everyone considered it a return (hopefully definitive) to “normality”.
The presence of a Hombre Habanos at the party, an extremely important recognition in the world of cigars, just like that of theHabanos Lounge obtained from the Cigar Club, as well as the great enthusiasm among the guests and the impactful advertising received from famous newspapers and important TV channels, certainly provide us with hope for a further increase in bookings for future editions.
For more information, you can visit the event website and from here you can also have access to the related WordPress blog and the various social media accounts: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.