A gentle taste of la dolce vita as five senior celebrities embark on a cooking trip to Italy.

Judith Chalmers, Johnny Ball, Rula Lenska, Ian Lavender and Diana Moran set up home in a Tuscan villa, where they experience Italian life, learn a bit of the language and, most importantly, learn how to cook like an Italian.

Episode one of this four-part series eases them in gently with a simple lunch of antipasti and dinner of gnocchi in tomato sauce.

Green Goddess Diana knocks them into shape with an early-morning workout, while love is in the air for Rula and a much younger fisherman when the celebs go fishing.