When did it all start? At what age did you start smoking?
About 25 years ago, with some American friends. It was a Cuban cigar.
It's not easy to learn how to smoke a cigar. It takes time.
What was your first cigar?
Which are your favorite cigars?
You stopped smoking cigars 8 years ago. How many cigars did you smoke?
10 - 15 cigars a day. I do everything with passion. I don't have middle sets in life.
At what time of the day did you enjoy your cigars the most?
How do you light your cigars? Do you have a special lighter?
With a nice strong lighter.
Your favorite place to smoke a cigar?
On my boat, looking at the sea. This is the best moment. I love the sea.
Your favorite cigar members clubs worldwide?
The London classic clubs are the best clubs. They have the culture for clubs.
Your favorite five cigar shops worldwide?
Davidoff London and my shop in Florence.
Where do you keep your cigars?
I have more than 30 humidors - many are gifts from friends.
You enjoy a cigar with a glass of…?
How would you describe your passion for smoking to a non-smoker?
It is like kissing a woman you love. You feel pleasure. I miss this kiss …
Who has to be featured in a cigar book? Which unique cigar personality worldwide?
Churchill. I think about him sometimes. He smoked so much and he became very old.
Cigars and women?
This is not for women … too strong a taste. It is very masculine.
Have you been to Cuba?
I like Cuba today. I don’t know if I will like Cuba tomorrow.