Gino’s Italian Escape 2

After the success of the first season of GINO’S ITALIAN ESCAPE, Gino D’Acampo returned to Italy to discover the north and central regions of Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, and Liguria, and Fabio Di Segni, the Location  Producer for the series, handled the research and development of the stories, organized film permits, crew transportation and all the logistics of the TV shoots.

The series was a visual feast, with a ‘pescaturismo’ in Camogli, Liguria where Gino could fish with the help of the fisherman and prepare the fish to eat right there on the boat. In Recco, in Liguria he made the regional focaccia a special type of flat bread unique to the area. And, of course, you can’t go to Liguria without visiting the famous basil fields and seeing pesto made in the traditional way.

As the Location Producer and Fixer, Fabio organized shoots for Gino in Siena, Prato, Florence, Parma, Modena, Bologna, Verona and Venice, visiting characteristic places and interesting people along the way. Gino sampled the delicious peaches of Prato, and made the traditional Sienese panforte with a spectacular view over the city. In Venice, Gino rode on a gondola with a Venetian countess to visit typical Venetian places to eat cicchetti, which he then prepared himself on a balcony overlooking the Grand Canal. In Tuscany, he spent an afternoon with monks who make a very special chianti wine in their monastery. In Modena, Gino tried the famous mortadella, and in Bologna he couldn’t leave without making and eating tortellini. And in Verona, he visited the rice fields and learnt the traditional way to make their very own risotto.

The show aired on ITV in 2016. You can see an episode here.




  • Anh Does Italy (7 Network)
  • Baby Boom To Bust (Becker Entertainment/National Geographic/Discovery)
  • A Current Affair (Nine Network)
  • 60 Minutes (Channel 9)
  • Swimming World Championships in Rome with Peter Overton (Channel9)


  • The Secret Life of Alexander the Great (Proper Television/History Channel Canada)
  • The Secret Life of Casanova (Proper Television/History Channel Canada)
  • The Secret Life of Pope Rodrigo (Proper Television/History Channel Canada)
  • The Secret Life of Caligula (Proper Television/History Channel Canada)
  • The Secret Life of Lord Byron (Proper Television/History Channel Canada)
  • Are We There Yet? (Sinking Ship/National Geographic)

UK and Europe

  • Fizz, Bang, Whallop (STV/BBC4)
  • The Cook Who Changed Our Lives (Keo Films/BBC2)
  • River Monsters (Icon Films/Animal Planet)
  • 'Hula' and 'Alien' (Sonera TV commercials, Also Starring)
  • Planet Earth 2 (BBC1)
  • Football Lovers Do (Scripps International Networks)
  • 5 Best Things to Do in Milan (Scripps International Networks)
  • Ahlstrom commercial (Cocoa)
  • Rasgas commercial (WMP Creative)
  • Gino's Italian Escape (ITV)
  • Kotipizza TV commercial (Also Starring)
  • Andrew Roberts' Napoleon (Back2back/BBC2)
  • Nelson in His Own Words (Oxford Scientific Films/BBC2)
  • Fire & Ice (Just So London/Dunhill International)
  • Jingles for NOVA, Czeck television
  • Mentors (Proudfoot TV/ Rolex)
  • Nike Photo Shoot with Mario Gomez (VCCP Berlin)
  • Masterchef , The Professionals (Shine TV)
  • Top Gear (BBC1)
  • Objects of Desire (Storyvault Films/Channel 4) with Mariella Frostrup
  • The Link (Lion Television/National Geographic)
  • Earthflight (John Downer Productions/BBC/Discovery)
  • The Gadget Show (North One Television, Five)
  • The Fig Leaf (BBC4)
  • Pope Benedict XVI (Juniper Television/Channel 4)
  • Could You Eat An Elephant? (Keo Films/Channel 4)
  • Rhodes Across Italy (Denham Productions/UKTV)
  • History of Science (BBC1)
  • Rat Pack (Fever Media Ltd/BBC1)
  • UEFA Championship Final, Rome (ITV Sport)
  • PM Salvage Code Red (Steadfast TV)
  • Dolce Vito (IWC Media/Channel 4)
  • Superswarm (John Downer Productions/BBC Natural History Unit)
  • Imagine (BBC2)
  • Canon publicity (Coast)
  • Blue Peter (BBC1)
  • Medical Mysteries (Scream/Fox TV)
  • Mr and Mrs Smith (Outline Productions/Discovery)
  • Urban Myths (Cineflix/Five)
  • Who Do You Think You Are? Sheila Hancock (Wall to Wall Television/BBC2)
  • Ancient Worlds (MEM Television)
  • The Northern Renaissance (BBC Scotland)
  • Greatest Dishes of the World (Shine/Sky)
  • Holiday Showdown (RDF/Five)
  • Country File Special Christmas Edition (BBC1)
  • Mark Steel Lectures . Leonardo Da Vinci (BBC2/BBC4)
  • Home Abroad (RDF/Five)
  • ‘Yn Enw Serch’ (In the Name of Love) (Boomerang TV/SC4)
  • Motor World with Jeremy Clarkson (BBC2)