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The six-part CNN series follows the award-winning actor as he travels through Naples, the Amalfi Coast, Rome, Bologna, Milan, Tuscany, and Sicily.
And yes, he’s technically there to eat and talk about food. But he’s also impeccably dressed and showing off his “sneaky cut” physique, which generated plenty of buzz on Twitter.
Viewers took to Twitter to gush about the show, Italian food, and Tucci’s bod
After the show aired its first episode focusing on Naples and the Amalfi Coast on Sunday, Twitter users flocked to the social-media platform to show their support for the actor.
While some simply enjoyed watching his culinary and travel adventures, others took a more direct approach and raved about how good he looks.
— alicia (@AliciaGilstorf) February 15, 2021
He is so sexy!
— DeShebra D. Justice (@dedejustice) February 15, 2021
Agreed. Stanley is sneaky cut.
An observation I keep making whenever commercial for the show comes on and my hubs is getting annoyed.
— Enrica Jang (@EnricaJang) February 15, 2021
Stanley Tucci is the Jean-Luc Picard of culinary explorations pic.twitter.com/j2kd4sj64R
— dogslovesushi (@MarjiStevens) February 15, 2021
Plenty of people had crushes on Tucci before, but “Searching for Italy” appears to have only amplified them.
I have a HUGE crush on both Stanley Tucci and Italy. I’ve been so excited for this series to start. 🍝🇮🇹 https://t.co/8IdMQJIvof
— Sherri (@sherriontherock) February 14, 2021
Forget the hot Duke in Bridgerton. Forget the hot Rip in Yellowstone. Give me more Stanley Tucci #SearchingforItaly & all will be right. Wow. What a gem this show is & Mr. Tucci is so perfect as its host. @CNN has hit the jackpot with this.
— Patti M (@mamapatti55) February 16, 2021
Some comments took a turn for the blatantly sexual.
Stanley Tucci in Italy is my kink pic.twitter.com/EPiJgKX1f7
— wittyidiot (@stephenszczerba) February 15, 2021
Stanley Tucci talking about fried pizza dough is my sexual preference pic.twitter.com/BjUXKyyW15
— chrissy b (@xtinebianx) February 15, 2021
— Cristina Rosato (@Rosats) February 15, 2021
Who read my erotic fantasy journal and created this show where Stanley Tucci walks around Italy eating pizza for me???
— A (@am_el_fl) February 17, 2021
Stanley Tucci is so HOT on that CNN Italy food show. That clean bald head, those tight clothes, that BULGE. I can’t help myself.
— MuffyRobért (@MuffyStJaques) February 15, 2021
And still others were just inspired to create some mouth-watering Italian dishes of their own after watching Tucci gush over the country’s cuisine.
I made this Spaghetti Zucchini pasta that was featured on Stanley Tucci’s Searching for Italy. Pretty damn good lads! pic.twitter.com/WKmwco4ymy
— ManuFactured Artists (@ManuFacturedAs) February 17, 2021
— Lori O’Brien (@Haliewa13) February 17, 2021
Beyond Tucci’s looks, some fans simply appreciated that this show provides the exact kind of escapism they’ve been craving during the pandemic.
Stanley Tucci has a CNN show where he travels around Italy and learns about food.
It’s exactly what we need in this moment. pic.twitter.com/d3I2c8915S
— Ali B (@wtflanksteak) February 15, 2021
Stanley Tucci’s “Discovering Italy” on CNN is my favorite thing to happen to me in 2021. I love him. I love Italy. I love (some) food. I love (all) wine. This is a win/win.
— JEN KIRKMAN 👩🏻💻 (@JenKirkman) February 16, 2021
Just give me a show with Stanley Tucci walking around Italy and I won’t move from the couch the entire hour. https://t.co/eHRLqJDNfU
— FencingLibrarian (@LettyLibrarian) February 15, 2021
10/10 recommend #SearchingforItaly. Watching Stanley Tucci explore the origins of pizza making and fangirl over zucchini pasta was the boost of serotonin we all need right now pic.twitter.com/AQE4HO1o1I
— Victoria Kuhlman (@victoriakuhlman) February 15, 2021
This isn’t the first time fans are showing Tucci some love
The resurgence of Tucci appreciation started in April when the “Julie & Julia” actor showed off his real-life bartending skills.
Tucci showed fans how to make his version of the perfect Negroni, to which one Twitter user, Mark McDevitt, said, “Nothing — and I mean nothing — has soothed me in the last six weeks quite like the way Stanley Tucci making a ‘Negroni’ on Instagram has.”
Following the viral success of his makeshift mixology classes, Tucci made a quarantini on brother-in-law John Krasinski’s web series. He then took on another cocktail, the old fashioned, in October, and in December, he made a Christmas cosmo for his family.
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