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Fly Business Class to Italy to immerse yourself in the world of illy® Coffee

September 23 to 28, 2018

Fly Business Class to Italy to immerse yourself in the world of illy® Coffee

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illy in Trieste, Italy

Travel dates: September 23-28, 2018

Event dates: September 25-26, 2018


Note: This is a package for 2.1


Travel to Italy for an in-depth overview of the journey of illy® coffee from bean to consumption

United MileagePlus® members can use award miles to place a bid on this package for two, to learn the history of illy, the coffee selection process, Italian coffee culture and so much more.

This experience is a must for coffee and culture connoisseurs alike. Bid now. 


This experience includes:

  • Roundtrip United Business Class® airfare to Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) 2
  • One way transportation from Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE) to Trieste, Italy, on Monday, September 24
  • Hotel accommodations at the world-renowned, luxury hotel Savoia Excelsior Palace in Trieste
    • Check-in: Monday, September 24
    • Check-out: Wednesday, September 26
  • Coffee course held at Università del caffé and private tour of the illy factory on Tuesday, September 253
  • Group dinner with other MileagePlus members at Chimera di Bacco on Tuesday, September 25
  • Guided market tour of coffee bars in Trieste on Wednesday, September 26
  • Transportation from Trieste to Venice on Wednesday, September 26
  • Hotel accommodations in Venice
    • Check-in: Wednesday, September 26
    • Check-out: Friday, September 28


1This is a shared, private experience limited to MileagePlus program members. 

2Airfare is only included for members outside of Trieste and must originate from the US 48 unless otherwise specified.

3illycaffè was founded in 1933 in Trieste. The company is known for high quality and an unmistakable velvety blend made up of nine types of pure Arabica. Through this experience, guests will embark on a guided, behind-the-scenes tour of the illy production plant to understand the journey of coffee:

  • illy Gallery: history of the company and its values
  • Green coffee: jute sacks from tropical fields to Trieste
  • Selection process: grain after grain, quality research
  • Roasting and cooling: where the aroma is born
  • Pressurization: maintaining the freshness of ground coffee
  • Assembly: understanding how different products are born
  • Quality control: an identity card for each coffee break

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