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06 Nov 2020

1.7 million Italians to tune in to the Aran Islands

Some 1.7 million people across Italy will be tuning in to the Aran Islands today (6 November), when an episode of a popular TV show airs this afternoon on RAI 3, the national TV channel. 

Roberto Palozzi, the producer of a documentary series called GEO, visited Ireland with a TV crew last year. Filming was supported by Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.

Today’s 40-minute episode of GEO is all about the Aran Islands – the history and heritage of the islands, as well as the unspoilt landscape and spectacular wildlife. 

Ornella Gamacchio, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Italy, said: “Tourism Ireland was delighted that GEO chose to film in Ireland last year. This afternoon’s episode – which will be seen by around 1.7 million Italians – is a great way of shining a spotlight on the Aran Islands and the Wild Atlantic Way, reminding viewers of our dramatic landscape and rich heritage. It will help ensure that the island of Ireland stays front-of-mind with prospective Italian travellers, until such time as they can visit again.”
  Cameraman Fabio Ferioli and producer Roberto Palozzi, during filming for Italian TV show, GEO, last year, on the Aran Islands.

Notes To Editors

  • Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
  • In 2019, we welcomed almost 11.3 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of over €5.8 billion.
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted around 23+ million visitors in 2019.