Episode five: Garda - Bolzano

Gino re-starts his journey in Garda, the biggest of the Italian lakes where he meets a team of rowers training for their annual regatta.

The race stemmed from the lake’s ancient fishing tradition, when the fishermen would race out on their longboats to reach the best fishing spots.

After trying his hand at rowing, Gino cooks up a hearty sausage and bean casserole before jumping on the train and heading North towards the Dolomites.

Arriving in the city of Bolzano Gino no longer feels like he’s in Italy, as the majority of people here actually speak German!

Gino gets a surprise when he’s met by local dancers wearing traditional lederhosen who teach him a step or two. Taking the cable car further into the mountains, it’s like a scene from the Sound of Music.

Gino rides a very special train on the Renon line, which is over 100 years old and with spectacular views overlooking Bolzano, he cooks a deconstructed apple crumble.