May 8, 2011 at 12:36 AM ET
It sounds like Italy really doesn't want to host the "Jersey Shore" shore gang for the show's fourth season.
According to Radar Online, permits for shooting at some of Florence's most famous historic landmarks have been pulled. The website reports that MTV had already filmed several of the cast members -- including Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, DJ Pauly D and Vinny -- at the airport when they were told there was a delay due to the permit snafu.
Sources told TMZ that a "logistical problem" was causing the hold up, but that everyone should be on their way to Florence in a week. The cast was originally set to arrive in Florence on May 9.
In April, Matteo Renzi, the mayor of Florence, issued some strict rules to curb the "Jersey Shore" gang's rowdy behavior. One of the biggest no-nos? The cast cannot be filmed in bars, clubs or other venues that serve alcohol. The show also isn't allowed to portray Florence as a drinking town or film the cast drinking on camera in public.
The upside to all of these rules? MTV will probably get a ton of footage of the cast partying and getting in their GTL in the townhouse it has reportedly rented for the upcoming season.
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