Finally, the trio catch a flight to the Italian island of Sardinia, where Gino hibernates for three months a year. Gordon pretended not to be impressed when he described it afterwards.
“Villa D’Acampo, honestly, the dressing gowns with the initials on? Do you think I want to come out of the shower after I’ve been on the road all day and wear Gino D’Acampo’s dressing gown? And Gino Vino? It was like he is the Tom Jones of Italy. A big chateau and all the paraphernalia. It’s an incredibly stunning villa right in the depths of Sardinia with breath-taking views, vineyards and olive trees. And he has his own grapes and his own wine which he is producing.”
It doesn’t sound so bad. Even if you don’t get an invitation to Villa D’Acampo, Sardinia is well worth a visit. It’s feted for its snow-white beaches and azure sea, but there’s also plenty to explore.