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The Hairy Bikers: Bakeation - Italy

Updated Friday 4th October 2013

It's pizza, pasta and focaccia as the duo sample a bit of the sweet life.

The Hairy Bikers in Italy Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC It's country number six and the Bikers have made it as far as southern Europe - Italy to be precise.

Starting in Venice, the Bikers have to abandon their bikes in favour of a more elegant form of transport - the gondola, but that doesn't stop them cooking. By the side of a canal they bake a classic focaccia with rosemary.

But it's not long before they are back on the road, making a dash for Turin to help celebrate Italy's 150th Birthday. In between, they cook a stromboli (American style rolled-up pizza) and visit a hazelnut farm to learn the secrets of a certain hazelnut and chocolate spread.

But it's off the beaten track that they enjoy the "real Italy"; a pasta pie on the back streets of Ferrara, catching up with Si's sister who lives in Tuscany, visiting old friends at their weekend retreat for a Tuscan feast and the chance to relive The Italian Job on the rooftop track of the old Fiat factory. World-class food, stunning scenery and fantastic people!

The Hairy Bikers' Bakeation: Italy is first broadcast on BBC Two & BBC HD Tuesday 17th April, 2012. For further broadcast details, and to watch online where available, visit

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