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Gino's Italian Express

  • Episode:

    3 of 8

  • Transmission (TX):

    Thu 05 Dec 2019

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    8.30pm - 9.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 49 2019 : Sat 30 Nov - Fri 06 Dec

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  • Published:

    Wed 13 Nov 2019

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Series overview

Gino D'Acampo back in his home country of Italy, but this time he's experiencing it like never before. In this series he is travelling on Italy's railways, taking in spectacular landscapes on some of the most scenic train journeys in Europe.

Episode 3

This week Gino is visiting the jewel of the Italian Riviera - the Cinque Terre. Only accessible by boat or by train, these five breathtaking towns cling to the cliff edges and offer a truly magical rail journey along the Mediteranean sea. His first stop brings him to the smallest town, Corniglia, to meet an opera singing florist on market day before hopping back on the train to Manarola.

After meeting the dry stone wallers, responsible for keeping Manarola and the rest of the towns from crumbling into the sea, Gino makes a hearty Minestrone soup with cheesy ciabatta bread. Finally heading to Vernazza Gino meets heroic wine producers Bartolo and Lisse who scale 1000 meters above sea level to tend to their vines!

After a hair-raising monorail ride to the top, Gino prepares a tiramisu with a twist - using lemons and limoncello. Perfect with a glass of local dessert wine, and for steadying the nerves!