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Gino's Italian Express

Episode 8: Bergamo - Iseo

Tonight Gino’s railway adventure takes him to picturesque Lake Iseo. Often overshadowed by it’s big sisters, Garda and Como, Lake Iseo is a real hidden gem.

After getting the train from Bergamo Gino starts his day out on the lake fishing for sardines, surrounded by the beautiful mountains.

He takes his catch and prepares a dish of grilled sardines for passengers on a very special train - Treno dei Sapore.

This is a tourist train, taking guests along the lake side and into the Franciacorta region and whilst they enjoy the views they also get a 3 course meal - with today’s starter cooked by Gino.

Next Gino swaps the train for a handcrafted boat, made by Master Craftsman Andrea, who takes him across the lake to Monte Isola, the biggest lake island in Europe.

Here Gino meets the island’s Mayor and finds out what life is like on Monte Isola, before making poached pears in red wine and vanilla.

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Gino's Italian Express