Carefully cut lid of the top of your bread. Scoop out the innards (and save for bead crumbs). Begin layering process, start with your giardinera, olives, drizzle with olive oil. season with salt and pepper, layer in your meats and cheese, sprinkling chopped basil over each. Repeat until bread is filled. (the amount of ingredients really depend on the size of your bread- you can always buy a bit more than you think you need)
Lid back on. Wrap sandwich in wax paper then a few sheets of aluminum foil. Weight down with bricks, a cast iron pan…whatever you have lying around.
Upwrap 6-7 hours later to a beautiful sandwich! Perfect for a picnic, drinks, sitting in the back yard, a potluck, or just a night that you were dying for an amazing sandwich.