Since We Can’t Get to Italy Anytime Soon, Bobby and Giada Are Bringing Italy to Us

Experience a virtual escape to Rome and Tuscany on the all-new series Bobby and Giada in Italy, streaming now exclusively on discovery+.

January 13, 2021

Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis pose in Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy, as seen on Bobby & Giada In Italy, Season 1.

Let’s be honest: Not many people are traveling right now. And that’s a good thing! But even though we can’t pack our suitcases and board an international flight, we can definitely cozy up on our couches and live vicariously through others’ trips on TV.

A close up of two of the pastas, cacio e pepe and amatriciana, ordered by Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, and their two friends, as seen on Bobby & Giada In Italy, Season 1.

Back in the Before Times, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis took off on a six-week adventure in Italy. They started in Rome and explored the Eternal City’s most-famous sights — and tastes — and then drove into Tuscany for a slower-paced journey complete with rolling green hills and vineyards galore. All along the way they ate, drank and lived la dolce vita, ultimately culminating in Bobby and Giada in Italy, a brand-new series streaming NOW exclusively on discovery+. There's something in this virtual road trip for everyone, so grab a glass of wine and get ready to experience a new level of wanderlust with a look at Bobby and Giada in Italy.

The array of gelato flavors available at Otaleg in Rome, Italy, as seen on Bobby & Giada In Italy, Season 1.

While ice cream tends to be pretty hard and compact, gelato is perfectly light and airy. Many gelato shops cater to tourists with mass-produced flavors, but if you're lucky enough to find one off the beaten path, you'll be rewarded with small-batch gelato that's something to savor. Bobby and Giada visited Otaleg (gelato spelled backwards!) and were wowed by the selection.

An employee at La Renella cuts a piece of pizza for a customer, as seen on Bobby & Giada In Italy, Season 1.

Neapolitan pizza is one of the most-famous foods in Italy. But those round pies are surely not the only pizzas up for grabs. In Rome, the pizza is often long, thin and rectangular. And rather than getting a whole personal pie, you say how big of a piece you want and you'll get just that.

Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay toss coins into the Trevi Fountain, as seen on Bobby & Giada in Italy, Season 1.

It wouldn't be a trip to Rome without a visit to the Trevi fountain. The old saying goes that if you toss a coin backwards into the fountain, using your right arm over your left shoulder, you'll eventually return to Rome. And you better believe that Bobby and Giada hope that legend to be true.

A traditional carbonara spaghettini made by chef Sarah Cicolini, Giada De Laurentiis, and Bobby Flay at Santo Palato, as seen on Bobby & Giada In Italy, Season 1.

There are four pastas for which Rome is known: carbonara, pictured here, along with amatriciana, gricia and cacio e pepe. Though each chef puts his or her spin on them, they’re all steeped in centuries of Roman tradition.

Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis walk through the grounds of Monteverdi in Tuscany, Italy, as seen on Bobby & Giada in Italy, Season 1.

In Tuscany, Bobby and Giada explored the lush landscape around Monteverdi. They visited during the height of summer, which meant the grounds were bright and vibrant.

Fresh pasta made by Bobby Flay for a dinner party, as seen on Bobby & Giada in Italy, Season 1.

Wait until you see how easy it is (really!) to make pasta from scratch. Notice how yellow this pasta looks? That's because the color of the egg yolks in Italy is second to none.

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