01/25/2011 AT 12:55 PM ET
How do you say “gym, tan, laundry” in Italian?
The cast of Jersey Shore is heading to Italy for season 4 of MTV’s hit show, the network announced Tuesday.
“While the stateside Jersey Shore locales have become iconic for our audience … Europe is a fresh spin on a show that continues to reach new heights for us,” MTV’s Chris Linn said in a statement. “The cast is headed to the birthplace of the culture they love and live by. We can’t wait to see what erupts as a result.”
Amid their inevitable shenanigans, the gang – which in season 3 includes Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, Paul “DJ Pauly D” Delvecchio, Jenni “JWOWW” Farley, Vinnie Guadagnino, Ronnie Magro, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola – will leave “the boardwalk behind for the piazzas,” “trade gorillas for Italian stallions” and, according to the statement, drop in on Vinny’s Italian relatives for a famous Guadagnino family dinner.
“Ohh I Love Italy This Time A Yeahhh,” Pauly D Tweeted Tuesday.
Adds Snooki: “Just heard the most amazing news!”
With a whole new country before them where they can create embarrassing moments, one thing we’d love to see is how The Situation’s abs stack up compared to the classic competition of Michelangelo’s statue of David, on display in Florence.
The next season is set to begin production in the spring in Europe and will air later this year, MTV says.