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Jersey Shore has invaded Italy and has already had a surprising impact.

MTV has released promotional photos for the fourth season, which include classic works of art with a Jersey Shore touch, like this tribute to Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam.

Vinny returns to the Jersey Shore house

The tongue-in-cheek image is just a hint of the guido mayhem that will take place this new season, including Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi's fender-bender with Italian police, fake fights, new singledom and lots of GTL. 

Season 4 was plagued with issues even before it started filming, when the mayor of Florence imposed various restrictions on the cast, including banning them from being filmed while drinking in public. Additionally, Italy's president Giorgio Napolitano's visit to Florence pushed back the show's May start date by a few days.

Season 4 of Jersey Shore premieres Thursday, Aug. 4 at 10/9c.