Gino's Italian Escape

Episode Guide

Series 5 Episode Guide


Series 5 · Episode 1

Gino kicks off his epic journey in the middle of the boot, on the stunning Amalfi coast. Join Gino as he visits Positano, sails along the Amalfi coast and uncovers food traditions that are being kept alive by the locals.

Sorrento And Capri

Series 5 · Episode 2

Continuing his culinary odyssey along the Mediterranean coast, Gino sails to Capri to sample 'the dolce vita', meeting the man who made his name photographing the iconic first lady, Jackie Kennedy.


Series 5 · Episode 3

Gino reveals the hidden Tuscany, with its beaches and traditional cowboys. Gino saddles up and joins the cowboys to learn their centuries-old traditions, before hosting a beach barbecue.


Series 5 · Episode 4

Gino continues his journey on the ancient island of Elba, famous in Italy for its honey and iron production. His experiences are the inspiration for a honey chicken dish and an easy risotto cooked on a beach, made of iron.


Series 5 · Episode 5

Gino showcases some of his favourite places on the Mediterranean coast, along the way sampling their incredible food and ingredients. He continues his journey at the home of one of Italy's food heroes - water buffalo mozzarella.


Series 5 · Episode 6

Gino continues his journey in the region where he grew up, the bay of Naples. Home of the pizza, street food and fantastic seafood, this is foodie paradise. Gino starts by showing how to make the Neapolitan breakfast.


Series 5 · Episode 7

Gino travels to Calabria. Its landscape is as breathtaking as the powerhouse ingredients it produces - all about fire and spice, with eye-watering chillies, a new wonder salami, and an Italian ingredient that is as English as they come.

Aeolian Islands

Series 5 · Episode 8

The final destination on Gino's epic journey is the Aeolian Islands. He visits the islands of Salina and Panarea to find out what they contribute to the Italian kitchen, and has a watery encounter with a creature of the deep.