In James May: Our Man in Italy, James May from The Grand Tour travels all over Italy to learn about its history, culture, industry, and landscape. Along the way, he’ll also meet a lot of interesting Italians who live there.
He will try playing the bagpipes in Sicily, play a game of canoe-polo, learn how to drive the Italian way, and be sent to pick grapes. He will do everything he can to learn about Italy.
Here’s what we know about the new show, including the trailer, which you can watch below…
James May: When Will Our Man in Italy Come Out?
James May: Our Man in Italy will be on Prime Video on Friday, July 15.
James May: Our Man in Italy. What Parts of Italy Will James Visit?
James will start his trip in Sicily’s capital city, Palermo, and go up to the Dolomite mountains in the far north.
Almost every part of Italy, like Tuscany, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, and Lazio, will be on his route.
What Does James Think of the New TV Show?
The plan was for James’s new travelogue to take place in America, but the pandemic made that impossible, so the production team chose Italy instead.
James said at the time, “We just said that I would be in the United States for the second season of my Amazon show, which was great news. But after we said we were going, we discovered we couldn’t because of things like Covid and visas that are complicated and boring.”
Instead, the Team Chose Italy, Which James Was Happy About?
Prime Video has released the following information about the series: “From the sun-kissed shores of Sicily to the snow-capped mountains of the Alps, Italy is one of James’ favorite countries in the world. It is full of style, beautiful cars, Nutella, and over 2,000 years of culture.
It’s also a land of contradictions. It’s on the cutting edge of science, fashion, and engineering. Still, its crumbling infrastructure, pervasive corruption, and massive public debt give the impression that the country and society are about to fail.
James May says, “When I think of Italy, I think of a Garibaldi biscuit.” It shouldn’t work, but it does, and that’s a win.”
The Places Where “Our Man in Italy” Was Filmed
James’ trip through Italy will start in the southern city of Palermo, the capital of the island of Sicily. The historic port city has many to offer tourists, including old castles, the beautiful Mondello Beach, and the Teatro Massimo, Italy’s largest opera house.
A picture from the movie James May: Our Man in Italy shows James playing the violin while a luthier watches (a maker of stringed instruments). Radio Times confirmed that James’ musical moment was shot in Cremona.
Trailer for James May’s Our Man in Italy
Yes, you can see the trailer right here!