Gino D’Acampo explores more of Italy for new ITV series


Gino D’Acampo will return to explore more of Italy for a new ITV series.

Following Gino’s Italy: Like Mamma Used to Make, new show Gino’s Italy: Secrets of The South will see the chef uncover Italy’s Southern secrets and explore the regions’ roots.

He’ll head to Italy’s least explored regions of the deep South: Puglia and Basilicata.

Gino D’acampo prepares Podalic Beef in Matara Southern Italy
Gino D’acampo prepares Podalic Beef in Matara Southern Italy

A teaser shares: “The series will see Gino explore a romantic realm full of rugged mountains, ancient cave cities, sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters in the southern heel and sole of the country which is Italy at its most epic.

“However, these regions are full of secrets with much of their history shared with their Ancient Greek and Byzantine occupiers, who have left their mark on the foods that grow and dishes prepared and even the language spoken in this melting pot of regions.”

Gino said: “Italians are proud of our history, but we also keep our secrets, especially when it comes to recipes. There is so much more to the country, and these regions, and I can’t wait to uncover some of those hidden gems and bring them to the viewers at home.”

Gino’s Italy: Secrets of The South will start on ITV1 and ITVX on Sunday, 22 October at 7:30PM.

In the first episode, Gino’s arrival in Matera is nothing short of a James Bond-worthy entrance, and he promptly delves into the charming cave town. His adventure includes savoring his father’s beloved Amaro Lucano and indulging in “Nun’s Breast” cakes.

Soon, he’s rolling up his sleeves to knead dough alongside a skilled baker, unravelling the secrets of creating ‘Italy’s finest bread.’ Following that, he enjoys a heart-warming encounter with an 86-year-old grandmother who imparts the wisdom of crafting delectable peasant cuisine, crafting fried lampascioni balls from hyacinth bulbs.

His journey culminates at a local farm, nestled amid rolling hills by a tranquil reservoir, where Gino prepares a mouthwatering dish of beef in breadcrumbs in a traditional pizza oven.

For now you can catch up on Gino’s previous Italy series on ITVX here.

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