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Gino's Italian Express

  • Episode:

    5 of 8

  • Transmission (TX):

    Thu 19 Dec 2019

  • TX Confirmed

    Yes

  • Time

    8.30pm - 9.00pm

  • Week:

    Week 51 2019 : Sat 14 Dec - Fri 20 Dec

  • Channel:

    ITV

  • Published:

    Sun 24 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 5

This week Gino leaves Verona on one of Italy’s super fast trains and heads to the majestic Lake Garda, the biggest of the Italian lakes. Here 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’s bemused when he’s met by local dancers wearing traditional lederhosen who insist on teaching 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.