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Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy

  • Premiered: 
    February 14, 2021
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  • Network: CNN
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Lifestyle
  • Tags: travel, food, celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

STANLEY TUCCI: SEARCHING FOR ITALY is a one-hour docuseries that follows Stanley Tucci as he travels across Italy to discover the secrets and delights of the country's regional cuisines. In Season 1, viewers go along with him as he enjoys the luxurious creamy carbonara of Rome, the delicious simplicity of Sicily's pasta alla Norma, the saffron-infused silkiness of risotto in Milan, the crispy tenderness of bistecca alla fiorentina, the perfect classic ragu alla bolognese and the world's best pizza in Naples. Tucci comes prepared with a bottomless appetite for it all, showing how the diversity of Italian cooking offers a glimpse into Italy's history and culture. In each one-hour episode, Tucci visits a different region or city of Italy, including Tuscany, Sicily, Milan, Rome, Bologna, and Naples/The Amalfi Coast. "During a time when everyone wishes they could travel, the series will transport you through Italy's cultural past and present through its extraordinary cuisine," said Tucci. "The food tells the story of this country's unique history and I'm thrilled to serve as a guide through this journey."

The sophomore season of STANLEY TUCCI: SEARCHING FOR ITALY premiered on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 9pm ET/PT on CNN. In Season 2, Tucci brings viewers on his journey to the bustling food markets, delectable home cooking and hidden trattorias of the Italian peninsula. From the hearty, traditional dishes in Umbria to the unique cuisine of Venice, to the this is a deeply personal, witty and warm odyssey of gastronomic delights. This season, Tucci also visits Piedmont in northern Italy on his hunt for the elusive white truffle; and back in his adopted hometown of London, Tucci uncovers how Italian immigration has transformed the food scene. After a 4.5-month break, STANLEY TUCCI: SEARCHING FOR ITALY returned with new episodes on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 9pm ET/PT on CNN. In the mid-season debut, "Calabria," Tucci discovers the history of beautiful and troubled Calabria, Italy, as well as the history of his own family; joined by his parents and Italian relatives, he reflects on the inspiration people draw from Calabria and why those who leave return.
On Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 9pm ET/PT, CNN premiered "Liguria," the Season 2 finale of STANLEY TUCCI: SEARCHING FOR ITALY. Tucci visits the Italian Riviera famous for the glamor of Portofino and fishing villages of the Cinque Terre; he tries Genoese pesto and discovers how Ligurians have learned to adapt to life in the difficult landscape.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by RAW TV


  • - Italy