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Andrea Illy on Rome
Role: CEO and chairman of Based: Trieste, Italy, where he lives with his wife and three daughters. Global Reach: Thanks to global thinking, each day more than million cups of are consumed in 140 countries. Street Cred: When your grandfather is credited with having invented the modern espresso method, you have an impressive legacy to uphold. Trained as a chemist, Andrea Illy has used his passion for wine and spirits, outdoor activities, philanthropy, sustainability and culture to bring new innovations to his 80-year-old company. From limited-edition cups designed by toptier artists to the innovative iperEspresso, a one-touch, capsule-based method for consumers to prepare authentic Italian espresso at thinks outside the box. O. N.
MY LOVE FOR ROME IS RENEWED EVERY TIME I GO THERE, BECAUSE THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING NEW, DIFFERENT AND EXCITING TO SEE, DO AND TASTE.
BEST PLACE FOR EXERCISE Villa Borghese
BEST PLACE TO STAY Westin Excelsior, Rome
My favorite hotel is situated on one of the most classic streets in Rome (Via Veneto), near great shopping and wonderful sites. I appreciate the way the Doney Restaurant reinvents typical Roman dishes such as la giuncata con insalatina di puntarelle (soft cheese with a chicory salad). starwoodhotels.com
It has luscious surroundings and is perfect for a jog or long walk. The villa is surrounded by museums, a lake, a park and charming gardens.
BEST PLACE FOR EVENTS AND BOOKS
Auditorium Parco della Musica
designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano. I go there for concerts and lectures. The bookstore is one of my favorites for its great selection of art books, and I can also illywords, our magazine. auditorium.com
BEST NEW MUSEUM MAXXI BEST PLACE FOR A COCKTAIL Friends Art
I enjoy this wine bar in the Trastevere Piazza Trilussa. The barman prepares wonderful cocktails like the vodka espresso and Irish
In my opinion, it has the most wonderful in Rome and an incredible wine section. In summer, I like to dine outside, between the Portico de Piacentini and the Museum of the Ara Pacis. gusto.it
June 2010 deltaskymag.com
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As a lover of contemporary art, I am looking forward to visiting this national museum of 21st-century art, designed by architect Zaha Hadid, whom I admire very much. I am always looking for a new inspiration for the illy art collection of limited-edition cups that includes creations by Marina William Kentridge, Julian Schnabel and James Rosenquist. Our most recent collection is by Pedro maxxi.beniculturali.it
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