Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world for reasons known by all. However, as the world has come to a standstill because of the Coronavirus outbreak, we can only dream of an escape! So, we’ve curated a list of shows on Netflix that will take you on a virtual tour of Italy. By Kumar Shree
1. Chef’s Table: Pastry, Corrado Assenza
There’s food for the soul, there’s food for the stomach, and then, there’s food for the eyes — this show, the mentioned episode, in particular, serves the third one. Corrado Assenza whips some of the most spectacular-looking Gelatos that will leave you wanting some for real. The episode celebrates Sicily’s love for traditions, cooking, and food.
2. Fat from Salt Fat Acid Heat
Salt Fat Acid Heat is a documentary based on the book of Samin Nosrat, which was published by the same name in 2017. In this particular episode titled Fat, Nosrat savours olive oil and many varieties of cheese in Italy. It’s a delight to watch.
We are still waiting for a movie that celebrates the romantic side of Italy like this one. If you think you’re a hopeless romantic, well, this movie is for you. If you don’t find yourself to be one, there are high chances that you will become one after watching this. Do we sound confusing? Well, you’ll have to watch the movie to understand what we mean.
Would you believe us if we told you that it was possible to Modena and Pienza while sitting in the comfort of your room? The show based on comic Aziz Ansari’s real-life transports you to the real world via an Italian wedding, some pasta making, and a whole lot of breathtaking visuals.
The Two Popes is the story of Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce), the future Pope Francis and the ageing Pope Benedict XVI (Anthony Hopkins). Parts of the show was filmed at Casa Gandolfo—Pope Benedict’s summer residence and the rest of it was shot on recreated sets, which are so real, you would never realise, it’s not the real Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.