When Stanley Tucci: Searching For Italy Season 2 Will Premiere

While Stanley Tucci is known for his roles in movies such as "The Devil Wears Prada," "Spotlight," and the 1996 foodie classic "Big Night," per Vulture, it's his CNN travel series "Searching for Italy" that's recently been garnering attention. The show, which has drawn comparisons to the late Anthony Bourdain's "Parts Unknown," made its debut last February and ran through March, according to IMDb. The CNN program features the Italian-American Tucci traveling around Italy sampling plates of regional cuisine — from pasta pizzoccheri in Milan to rigatoni all'amatriciana in Rome.

Last season, Tucci visited areas including Sicily, Tuscany, and Bologna, with the show making waves for artfully filming its beautiful locations, tempting meals, and famous host (via New Yorker). And if you were among the viewers who tuned in to live vicariously through the actor as he munched his way across the European country, then you'll be pleased to know that CNN has announced the premiere date for season two of "Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy."

Season 2 will include stops in Umbria, Venice, and Piedmont

If you can't get enough of watching actor, writer, and producer Stanley Tucci sip and sample his way across Italy, then you're in luck: in a press release, CNN announced the return of his travel show "Searching for Italy," whose second season will kick off on Sunday, May 1 at 9 pm ET. The release notes that the series was awarded an Emmy Award for Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Program last year.

The show's page on CNN's website provides a snapshot of each of the four new episodes, revealing that season two will feature a search for white truffles in the northwestern region of Piedmont; the history of Venice and the difficulties faced by the Floating City; hunting for wild boar in the rural region of Umbria; and exploring the Italian food scene in London, where (according to GQ) Tucci lives. 

"Tucci, who is Italian on both sides, brings us on his journey to the bustling food markets, delectable home cooking, and hidden trattorias of the Italian peninsula," the press release reads in part, promising the second season to be "a deeply personal, witty, and warm odyssey of gastronomic delights."

Planning on tuning in? You can watch "Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy" on CNN or on the CNNgo app, if you're a paid subscriber.