Location: Europe
Languages: Italian
Population: 59,257,566 (2020)
Capital: Rome


Rome, Lazio, ITALY (map)
The Tape
When joking with Kramer’s video camera, Elaine claims how her pornographic “co-star” George plays a pilot returning from Rome, and Elaine “is just about to show him how much I’ve missed him…”

Florence, Tuscany, ITALY (map)
The Pitch / Ticket
Elaine and Dr. Reston are seen together in Florence, with the Florence Cathedral visible in the background, with Reston still concerned about Crazy Joe Davola and his medication. Thanks to Drew for the catch!

ITALY (map)
The Opera
Kramer tries convincing Jerry that people in Italy sing to one another instead of talking, and thus why opera is so popular (“its the language Jerry…the language!”)

Tuscany, ITALY (map)
The Airport
The first-class stewardess tells Jerry and Tia that the airline is featuring wines on their flight from the Tuscany region.

Milan, Lombardy, ITALY (map)
The Movie
The gang all ends up (in very different ways) seeing the movie “Rochelle, Rochelle,” about a young girl’s strange erotic journey from Milan to Minsk (which, for the record, is a 1003 mile journey).

Milan, Lombardy, ITALY (map)
The Smelly Car
George loses the video store copy of “Rochelle, Rochelle” (about a young girl’s strange erotic journey from Milan to Minskafter it mysteriously disappears from the smelly car, of which he tries to get compensated by the restaurant that “funked up” Jerry’s car (which, of course, fails miserably).

Tuscany, ITALY (map)
The Couch
Poppie tells Jerry and Elaine the story of how his mother was taken from his childhood home by the Communists when he was ten years old. It is revealed in “The Maestro” that Poppie is from Tuscany.

ITALY (map)
The Face Painter
Jerry mentions Italy in his opening monologue, joking how monkeys have evolved from working with Italian guys and crank organs to going into outer space.

ITALY (map)
The Understudy
In the first of many elaborate stories of foreign intrigue, Mr. Peterman tells Elaine of escaping bulls in his Italian Captoe Oxfords…men’s whole and half sizes 7 through 13; price, $135.

Milan, Lombardy, ITALY (map)
The Understudy
Jerry dates the understudy to Bette Midler in the musical version of “Rochelle, Rochelle,” of which Midler sings a line to Kramer about the eponymous “strange erotic journey from Milan to Minsk.”

Tuscany, ITALY (map)
The Maestro
The Maestro mentions he hasn’t been in New York for a while as he’s been at his house in Tuscany; when Jerry mentions he finds it beautiful, Maestro immediately tells him no homes are available (“I can’t get a sublet, a guestroom, a cot…nothing?!?”), prompting Jerry to find a place there out of spite. Maestro invites Elaine to stay with him there, and Jerry and Kramer crash the party there as well (“Tuscany…you hear that Jerry? That’s in Italy!”), after getting a place through Poppie, who is revealed to be from “Toscana.”

Tuscany, ITALY (map)
The Doll
Elaine mentions she took a picture with The Maestro of a man in front of a sign reading “Costanza” here, which Frank believes is his long-lost cousin Carlo (the one brother who stayed behind), Frank mentions he was born in Italy, which is why he had no interest in politics, since he can’t be President (“they don’t want me, I don’t want them!”). Elaine reveals the trip was cut short when she spilled red wine on a poster of Maestro’s favorite composer, Jose Carreras (“that other guy”) from the Three Tenors. Frank flies to Tuscany to Costanza Import & Export, where he finds a man named Giuseppe, not Carlo. The map in the episode area between Florence to the north, Siena to the south, San Gimignano (“Manhattan of Tuscany”) to the west, and Arezzo to the east.

Vinci, Tuscany, ITALY (map)
The Friars Club
Kramer tells Jerry “I’m reading this book on Leonardo da Vinci – that means from, Vinci, Jerry…”

Tuscany, ITALY (map)
The Friars Club
In a deleted scene, Mr. Peterman tells Elaine that in lieu of her behavior towards Bob (“nobody likes a tease”), he is sending Bob instead of her to Italy for a month to work on the new Medici handkerchief. The royal House of Medici was based in the Tuscany region.

Milan, Lombardy, ITALY (map)
The Wig Master
Craig tells Elaine that her Nicole Miller dress is shipped by boat from Milan, thus taking longer than expected to arrive at the Andover Shop (which of course is a lie).

ITALY (map)
The Van Buren Boys
Kramer gets backed up onto a cartoon map of Italy by the tough Van Buren Boys at Lorenzo’s Pizza.

Rome, Lazio, ITALY
The Butter Shave
Elaine and Puddy argue about their European vacation: “What do you think the Gap in Rome has that’s not at the Gap on Broadway?” The Gap did not open its first store in Rome until July 2011, at Via del Corso, 471-3, 14 years after “The Butter Shave” first aired.


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