The Amazing Race Season 34 Season 04 Description
Austria → Italy
- Munich, Germany (Munich Airport) to Bologna, Italy (Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport)
- Bologna (Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca) (Pit Start)
- Bologna (Arco del Meloncello)
- Bologna (University of Bologna – Teatro Anatomico or Formaggeria Barbieri)
- Bologna (Ducati Factory) (Halfway Point)
- Florence (Villa Bardini)
- Florence (Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza del Duomo, and Piazza della Signoria or Osteria Belle Donne and Il Latini)
- Florence (Piazza Ognissanti)
This leg’s first Detour was a choice between Head of the Class or The Big Cheese. In Head of the Class, teams had to listen to an anatomy class from a sixteenth century lecturer then take an exam where they had to identify 16 bones, muscles, and organs within 90 seconds to receive their next clue. In The Big Cheese, teams had to use a cart to transport an 88-pound (40 kg) wheel of parmesan to Ristorante Diana, where a professional cheese cutter would slice the cheese in half. Teams then had to deliver a half to Ristorante Diana and the other half to Osteria del Cappello. At each place, teams had to collect a receipt and return to Formaggeria Barbieri with the two receipts to receive their next clue.
In this leg’s first Roadblock, one team member had to attach wheels, brakes, and body panels to a Ducati Panigale V4 motorcycle to receive their next clue from the lead mechanic.
In this leg’s second Roadblock, one team member had to use provided tools to remove plaster surrounding a sculpture before receiving their next clue.
This leg’s second Detour was a choice between Eye for Fashion or Window of Opportunity. In Eye for Fashion, teams had to find three fashion shoots, memorize the outfits, then match outfit sketches with the locations of the shoots to receive their next clue. In Window of Opportunity, teams had to find three wine windows, pick up Tuscan soup, cured meats, and biscotti, then deliver them to an outdoor trattoria to receive their next clue.
- Additional note
- Teams departed from Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca based on the order that they completed the previous leg. The first group of two teams departed at 9:30 a.m., while the second and third groups of four teams departed at 9:45 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., respectively.
The Amazing Race Show Description
The Amazing Race is an American adventure reality game show in which 11 or 12 teams of two race around the world (except the Family edition which featured 10 teams of four). The race is split into legs, with each leg requiring teams to deduce clues, navigate themselves in foreign areas, interact with locals, perform physical and mental challenges, and travel by airplane, boat, taxi, and other public transportation options on a limited budget provided by the show. Teams are progressively eliminated at the end of most legs, while the first team to arrive at the end of the final leg wins the grand prize of US$1 million. As the original version of the Amazing Race franchise, the CBS program has been running since September 2001. Numerous international versions have been developed following the same core structure, while the American version is also broadcast to several other countries.
The show was created by Elise Doganieri and Bertram van Munster, who, along with Jonathan Littman, serve as executive producers. The show is produced by Earthview Inc. (headed by Doganieri and van Munster), Jerry Bruckheimer Television for CBS Studios and ABC Signature (divisions of ViacomCBS and The Walt Disney Company, respectively). The series has been hosted by veteran New Zealand television personality Phil Keoghan since its inception.
Since the inception of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program in 2003, The Amazing Race has won it ten out of fifteen times; the show has also won other awards and commendations. Although it has moved around several prime time slots since its inception, the program has averaged about 10 million viewers per season.
The series was renewed for a 33rd season, but filming on the season was suspended in February 2020 after three episodes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With new COVID-19 precautions in place, the race completed filming from September to October 2021, and is set to premiere on January 5, 2022