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TMZ is reporting that the fourth season of the hit MTV reality show will be shot in Italy, with producers scouting locations right now. A "source" says that Vinny's Italian relatives will host the cast for an authentic Guadagnino dinner.

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Apparently, two months ago, producers began the process of securing visas for the cast and crew. No work on when filming will commence or how this will affect the new JWoww/Snooki spin off, which begins shooting this weekend.

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