Move over, Snooki. There's one Italian who rates higher than you ... at least in Italy.
Jersey Shore's trip to Italy has been delayed a few days while Italy's president Giorgio Napolitano tours Florence, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
"Production on Jersey Shore will begin this week, following the Italian presidential visit to Florence," MTV said in a statement. "In the ongoing spirit of cooperation, we're waiting until his official visit concludes to start filming."
The cast's trip to Italy has already come under fire when the mayor of Florence recently placed restrictions on their visit: They can't be filmed drinking in public or in bars or clubs that serve alcohol, and by extension, the show can't be filmed to promote Florence as a drinking town. Also, the show must also be filmed to promote Italy's culture and food, but production is banned from filming in the city's historic buildings.
The cast received a six-figure raise, earning at least $100,000 for their fourth season. MTV has also ordered two spin-offs for Pauly D, and Snooki and JWoww, while Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has scored a development deal with the network.