Snooki, The Situation and the gang leave Seaside Heights, N.J., and head to Italy
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“The ending of summer has arrived. I’m going to miss everybody so much. This summer was awesome,” Snooki said at the end of the season 3 finale of Jersey Shore on Thursday.

The episode wrapped up the cast’s return to Seaside Heights, N.J. – where the MTV phenomenon began, following a second season in Miami – and seemed to have it all: JWoww and Roger made their relationship official, Snooki did cartwheels in a super short dress and invited someone to the “smoosh room,” The Situation stirred up trouble with the duck phone, Deena caused a mini drama when she stepped in and prevented Vinny from hooking up with a friend, Pauly D spun records and used hairspray, and Ronnie and Sammi had another blowout fight, complete with hateful words, tears and a breakup. Bella (JWoww’s dog) even pooped on the carpet!

“It’s very difficult to be packing right now,” JWoww said as the cast was moving out. “I don’t want to move out of this house. This house is my home. It’s where my heart is.”

But all good things come to an end and season 4 will take the roommates to Italy, where they’re sure to fight, hookup, get wasted and (probably) embarrass themselves in a clash of cultures not seen since Borat crashed a rodeo. Does that sound fun or tedious?