WARNING: Jersey Shore in Italy! This post may make you not want to go on a tour of Italy this spring! It’s happening, the Jersey Shore is headed to Florence to start taping Season Four next week. They were slated to go this week, but delayed their arrival so as not to get caught up in the hoopla of Berlusconi’s visit later this week.
Whatever you think of the cast of Jersey Shore — and yes we absolutely know several cast members are not Italian — on some levels it is a win-win for Italy, and especially Florence, for the obvious reason that millions of Americans are going to be seeing the beauty of Italy when they tune it to see what sort of mischief these kids from Jersey get into during their Italy tour.
I am also wondering if this MTV tour of Italy isn’t going to be an eye-opener for this brood. I’m guessing none has traveled in Italy before — though I might be wrong on that. This Italy tour might be the beginning of a beautiful friendship! And the teacher in me says it will be educational for them and for TV viewers. I wonder if they’re going to tackle it like a travel show, and go touring across the country… even though they’re not allowed to film in the landmarks.
Also, where will they live? Tour Italy Now’s Facebook fans had fun guessing where they’d be staying. TMZ reported it wasn’t a house, apartment, hotel or school. Tour Italy Now fans guesses included a convent, an RV, an olive farm, a van or, my favorite, prison, prigione per tutti! (hee!).
We’ll soon see!
Yours in contemplating Italy.