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'Jersey Shore' Star Almost Falls Off Bridge During First Week in Italy, Report Says

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Sept. 13: Deena Cortese at the MTV Movie Awards. (X17 Online)

One "Jersey Shore" guidette wanted to dive into Italian culture Thursday, but almost got all wet in the process.

In a series of photos, cast member Deena Nicole Cortese was seen being helped back over a ledge by Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola after she nearly took a spill while sightseeing in Florence.

The self-proclaimed "blast in a glass" decided to channel her inner daredevil when she climbed over the ledge and nearly plunged into Florence's River Arno.

Click here for more 'Jersey Shore' photos from X17 Online.

The stunt took place during a sightseeing excursion in which the MTV stars visited Michelangelo's famed statue of David and hit some of the city's trendiest stores.

The stars of the most successful show in the network's history have been in Florence for less than a week, but already made headlines after an Italian pizzeria across from where the cast is supposed to work posted a sign that read, "Tamarri Americans? 'Jersey Shore' ...no thank you. Only real Italian pizza."

Tamarri is an Italian slang term for lowlife.

Earlier in the week, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino was seen making out with a mystery blond girl while Jenni "J-WOWW" Farley and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi were seen working out at a gym.

Click here to read more from the New York Post.

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