On the occasion of this year's Festivaletteratura, Mantua’s annual literary festival which will be held from September 3-7, illy will once again be serving espresso coffee in Piazza Leon Battista Alberti. The Piazza will host a book exchange library where readers can swap books, including many volumes from publishing house Charta. The proceeds from donaitons will contribute to rebuilding the Municipal Library of Quiestello which was heavily damaged in an earthquake in 2012.
There will also be 4 themed coffee tasting classes from illy's Università del Caffè, held daily and only in Italian, at the following times: 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm
The classes will trace a journey, starting from espresso, traveling through tastes and flavors, hot and cold drinks, classics and unexpected pairings, exploring the infinite possibilities of coffee throughout the day
11:00 am - The Rite of Morning: Digressions on the Theme of Coffee
2:00 pm - Coffee After Lunch: Small, Sweet Temptations
6:00 pm - Cocktail Hour: Coffee and Creativity
7:30 pm - Evening: Coffee Time-Out
For more informatoin on Festivaletteratura