From Christopher Columbus to pizza, Americans have a lot to thank Italy for. And how have we decided to pay the Italians back for such wonderful exports as Lamborghinis and Sophia Loren? Apparently by sending the cast of “Jersey Shore” over there. Snooki, The Situation and company spent several weeks in Italy filming Season Four of their MTV series, which premieres Thursday, Aug. 4 at 10 p.m./9 p.m. CT. Here’s a quick sneak peek at what’s in store when Snooki takes to the streets. And let’s just hope that the Italians aren’t so annoyed by a few weeks worth of Vinny that they, say, cut off our Chianti supply.