Starbucks Will Open Its First Location in Italy Next Year

February 28, 2017

Starbucks fanatics, add this to your bucket list

It took Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz 45 years — and over 25,000 locations in 75 countries — before he felt ready to take his coffee company to the country that perfected the cappuccino. Starbucks’ first-ever location in Italy, set to open in late 2018, will take up 25,000 square feet of the Poste di Milano building on the Piazza Cordusio in Milan. Pictured above, it’s a fittingly dramatic locale for Schultz’s current pet project, of which he said last year: “Starbucks history is directly linked to the way the Italians created and