Gino D'Acampo

Our guest today knows his way around both the kitchen and the world. He’s a culinary maestro with a passport full of flavours and a heart full of stories. It’s the wonderful, Gino D’acampo. 


Born in Naples, in Southern Italy, Gino inherited his grandfather’s love and passion for cooking. After studying at catering college, at just 18 years old Gino moved to London. Soon after he was spotted by a TV producer and began to grace our TV screens on shows like Ready Steady Cook, This Morning and his own shows like Gino’s Italian Escape. He joined his pals Gordon Ramsay and former podcast guest Fred Sirieix on their much-loved Ultimate Road Trip series and is the host of Family Fortunes. He has a restaurant empire, several best-selling cookbooks and he also wrote his first children’s cookbook ‘Wiskella.’


Gino’s Travel Diaries are like a beautifully crafted recipe - filled with zest, sprinkled with laughter, and infused with the warm embrace of the places he's explored. From the sun-drenched Amalfi coast to the island of Sardinia, the olive groves of Puglia to the caves of Matera, Gino’s episode today is a love letter to his country of Italy, and was so much fun to record, so many laughs, we just had a really great time. I know you’re going to love it. So fasten your seatbelts, and let’s get started.


Destination Recap:


  • Sardinia, Italy
  • Aritzo, Sardinia, Italy (Blue Zone)
  • Palinuro, Calabria, Italy
  • Torre del Greco, Naples, Italy 
  • Guildford, Surrey, England
  • Costa Smeralda, Sardinia, Italy 
  • Positano, Italy
  • Turkey
  • Hawaii, USA


You can watch Gino’s Italy: Secrets of the South on Sundays at 7pm on ITV1 and ITVX.


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