Gino's Italian Escape: Hidden Italy

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Season 4

Season 4, Episode 7 - Piedmont

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The Northern region of Piedmont borders France and Switzerland and sits at the foot of the Alps. It's known for sophisticated cuisine and wines such as Barolo. But it's also home to the biggest truffle festival in the town of Alba too. Gino meets one man who's job is to hunt for truffles with his truty four legged friend,...

Season 4, Episode 6 - Tuscany

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Affectionately known as Chiantishire, Gino is going to unearth the secrets of the Chianti Classico wine in the beautiful region of Tuscany by making his own in the Baroli vineyard, the place where Chianti was invented. He then joins the vintage bike riders of the Eroica, riding on the symbolic white gravel roads through th...

Season 4, Episode 5 - Liguria

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Gino is in Liguria where he learns the secret of Italian gelato. Liguria is famous for its seafood and pesto, but Gino is interested in the one ingredient that is the backbone to all Italian cookery - olive oil. He visits a grove high above the coastline and finds out for himself how the humble olive is turned into this li...

Season 4 Episode 4 - Umbria

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Gino is in Umbria - known as the green heart of Italy. It's fertile plains provides vegetables, grains, truffles and meat. Home to St Francis of Assisi, it is a region blessed with many pretty towns, and Gino is starting in Spoleto. Not far from here is a small working farm which produces Umbrian lentils. The same family h...

Season 4 Episode 3 - Lombardia

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Gino is in one of Italy's largest northern regions - Lombardia - home to Italy's lake district and Lago di Como, it is known for its breathtaking mountains and picturesque towns. Gino hitches a ride on George Clooney’s boat to take a tour of an Italian villa, and against the stunning backdrop of the lake, he reveals the se...

Season 4 Episode 2 - Trentino Alto-Adige

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To uncover the secrets of Trentino Alto-Adige, Gino rolls up his sleeves and gets stuck into two local products - cheese, and speck. Starting in Valfloriana, where dairy and meat farmers still follow ancient methods of producing food, he meets dairy farmer Graziano, who shows Gino how to make the local soft cheese, Zighe...

Season 4 Episode 1 - Abruzzo

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Abruzzo is the little known region that sits in the middle of Italy, bordered by Lazio, Marche, Umbria and the Adriatic sea. It's a world away from modern Italy - one third of it is home to three national parks, making it one of the most rural of the Italian states. It's so far off the beaten track - it only opened an airp...