The cast charges up for season 4 – which premieres on Aug. 4

By People Staff
July 11, 2011 03:40 PM
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How do you say “brace yourself” in Italian?

Jersey Shore‘s season 4 premiere is less than a month away – and now has your first look at an official cast photo, and it appears they’re not holding anything back.

In the shot, the cast gets all glammed-up for a late-night run through the streets of Florence, Italy, where they filmed the show starting in May. (It must have been a short stay, though. They were already back in Seaside Heights, N.J., by the end of June and hard at work at season 5.) The season begins Aug. 4 on MTV (10 p.m. ET).

As for the drama on the show, Snooki apparently crashed her car into a police car – the same police officer hired to protect her and her cohort. She also worried about her weight (and diet) while filming in Italy.

“All we’re gonna eat is pasta,” she told PEOPLE before departing. “We’re all gonna get fat.”

Nothing like a barefoot jaunt to work off some calories.