Florence mayor gives “Shore” cast list of rules for filming
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While the cast of “Jersey Shore” will still obey the rules of the “guido” lifestyle (gym, tan, laundry), there will be a whole new set of rules that the reality TV stars will have to obey when they venture to Florence for the show’s fourth season.
The mayor of Florence, Matteo Renzi, has made a list of rules that Snooki & Co. will have to follow while they are “on the other side” of the Atlantic:
The rules, listed in the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera, are:
– The cast will not be filmed in bars and clubs that serve alcohol.
– The cast will not be filmed drinking in public.
– The show will not be filmed to promote Florence as a drinking town.
– The show should be filmed in a manner to promote Italy (not Americans visiting Italy) and feature it’s culture and good food.
In addition to these strict guidelines, Renzi has banned the show from filming in the city’s historic buildings, but admitted that he “could not ban them from using the city (Florence) as a set.”
Renzi’s guidelines are only the latest hurdle that MTV and the cast has had to overcome with regards to the “Jersey Shore” heading to the motherland.
It has been reported that as the show has begun to air in Italy, citizens have voiced their outrage and do not want the “Shore’s” guidos and guidettes running amok in their country.
“They embody the worst stereotypes of Italians, multiplied by thousands and Americanized,” columnist Roberto Del Bove lamented in the Rome newspaper New Notzie last month.
In addition to the anti-“Shore” sentiments, filming was delayed due to contract disputes with the cast and production issues regarding location. The show is now set to begin filming sometime next month.