At the beginning of July, once again the Italian town of Matélica transformed into Cuba’s capital: the Encuentro Amigos de Partagás was held for the thirteenth time and was a bigger success than ever before.
Once a year, Matélica, a small town in Umbria, becomes a paradise for cigar smokers. Together with the umbrella organization of the Italian clubs, the Cigar Club Association (CCA), the Matélica Cigar Club organizes the event with the energetic input of CCA’s current president, Francesco Minetti. Over four days, Cuban cigars are smoked, and rum is tasted and celebrated.
All seminars were already sold out in advance.
The Encuentro saw 1,500 cigar lovers descend on Matélica. Outside Cuba, this is the biggest cigar festival for Habanos lovers.
In 2019, the 14th Enuentro Amigos de Partagás will take place from July 3 to 6.