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A different kind of Italy, in the footsteps of the Normans. Southern Italy has been a mystery to Ella Kanninen, who has lived in Italy for 15 years, until now. The first season sees Ella familiarize herself with the harsh history of the South, and its diverse culture.


In the series, Ella follows the route the Normans took a thousand years ago, from Campania to Basilicata, from Apulia to Calabria, and finally to Sicily. She explores the legacy of the Normans in Southern Italy, which can be seen in the landscape, architecture, and in both popular and food cultures.