Food ? Delicious ? Food. Pizza, pasta and sparkling soda; with a side dish of ?learning?. On this adventure to Italy, Maxx meets Prof. Tilbury?s extended family including three older cousins. These young women take great delight in teasing their 14-year-old visitor. To make matters worse, they insist that Maxwell learns about the history of ancient Rome, studies the art and architecture of the Italian Renaissance, and participates in the fashion scene of modern-day Italy. To his surprise, their merciless attention and demands actually excite his curiosity and interest. At the same time, Prof. Tilbury?s ?enemy?, Chef Lorenzo, keeps Maxx belly-bursting full of mouth-watering Italian food. YUM!