TV Shows & Series: Best TV Shows/Series in Italian(Italiano)

Italian (italiano [itaˈljaːno] (listen) or lingua italiana [ˈliŋɡwa itaˈljaːna]) is a Romance language of the Indo-European language family. Italian is, by most measures and together with Sardinian, the closest language to Latin, from which it descends via Vulgar Latin. Italian is an official language in Italy, Switzerland (where it is the main language of Ticino and most of the Italian Grisons), San Marino and Vatican City. It has an official minority status in western Istria (Croatia and Slovenia). It formerly had official status in Albania, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro (Kotor), Greece (Ionian Islands and Dodecanese) and is generally understood in Corsica by Corsican speakers (due to its close relation to this Tuscan-influenced language). It also used to be an official language in the former Italian East Africa and Italian North Africa, where it still plays a significant role in various sectors. Italian is also spoken by large expatriate communities in the Americas and Australia. Italian is included under the languages covered by the European Charter for Regional or Minority languages in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Romania, although Italian is neither a co-official nor a protected language in these countries. Many speakers of Italian are native bilinguals of both Itali... ()

Italian is spoken in Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Vatican City / Holy See and San Marino and 376 TV shows/series (between 1951 and 2021) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Italy (340). Popular genres for Italian TV shows/series are Drama (114), Comedy (100) and Crime (58). Suburra: Blood on Rome (2017-2020), Enchantment (1998-2008), Father Matthew (2000-), Winx Club (2004-) and Baby (2018-2020) are among the best known & most successful Italian TV shows/series.

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Suburra: Blood on Rome(2017-2020)

| 52min per episode | Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 27 votes)

In 2008, a fight over land in a seaside town near Rome spirals into a deadly battle between organized crime, corrupt politicians and the Vatican.

Directed by Giuseppe Capotondi - With Alessandro Borghi, Giacomo Ferrara, Eduardo Valdarnini


25min per episode | Drama
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Incantesimo is a long-running drama series on Italian television, broadcast on the RAI network. It is set in a hospital called Clinica Life in Turin, Italy, and revolves around the life of the doctors and nurses in the hospital. According to the official website, it is "interested in social themes, the incoherence of daily life, solidarity, love and passion, not forgetting moments of comedy". Incantesimo was first broadcast in March 1997, is now in its 10th series and has broadcast 400 episodes. Incantesimo is also being broadcast on the Chinese CCTV 8 network, dubbed into Mandarin. Many notable Italian actors and actresses have starred in the series including, Orso Maria Guerrini, Delia Boccardo, Kaspar Capparoni, Paolo Malco, Guido Furlani, Alessio Boni, Vanessa Gravina, Paola Pitagora, Alessandra Acciai and Barbara Livi. The series was especially popular in Bulgaria, where it was aired on BNT 1 and Nova Television. In Armenia it was aired on ArmeniaTV and TV5 in Russian, as well as on Shant TV in Armenian.

Father Matthew(2000-)

45min per episode | Drama, Comedy, Mystery, Crime
2.6/5 (with 8 votes)

Don Matteo is a thoroughly ordinary Catholic priest with an extraordinary ability to read people and solve crimes. He’s a parish priest who never met an unjustly accused person he didn’t want to help.

Winx Club(2004-)

30min per episode | Animation, Action & Adventure
3.6/5 (with 31 votes)

In a magical universe, witches, warriors begin fighting in the name of good .vs. evil! At a magic school, five teenage girls are selected to defend the universe with their magic.

Directed by Iginio Straffi


| 50min per episode | Drama
4.0/5 (with 245 votes)

Fed up with their families and classmates, two teen girls from a wealthy part of Rome are drawn to the city's underworld and start leading double lives.

Directed by Andrea De Sica


| 50min per episode | Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 89 votes)

Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self- confident right-hand man of the clan's godfather, Pietro Savastano.

Directed by Stefano Sollima - With Andrea Di Maria


| 50min per episode | Drama, Mystery, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.4/5 (with 47 votes)

When their mother mysteriously vanishes shortly after they all arrive in her hometown, teen twins discover secrets behind the village’s tranquil facade.

Directed by Fabio Mollo - With Valeria Bilello, Luca Lionello, Federico Russo, Anna Ferzetti, Mihaela Irina Dorlan, Giuseppe Gandini, ...

My Brilliant Friend(2018-)

| 58min per episode | Drama
4.1/5 (with 21 votes)

When the most important friend in her life seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman immersed in a house full of books, turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship.

Un medico in famiglia(1998-2016)

45min per episode | Comedy, Kids & Family

Un medico in famiglia is an Italian television TV series. The show is inspired, to an extent, by Spanish TV series Médico de familia. It is one of the most successful series in Italy.

Directed by Anna Di Francisca

Inspector Montalbano(1999-)

1h 40min per episode | Action & Adventure, Crime
4.0/5 (with 11 votes)

Inspector Montalbano is an Italian television series produced and broadcast by RAI since 1999, based on the detective novels of Andrea Camilleri. The protagonist is Commissario Salvo Montalbano, and the stories are set in the imaginary town of Vigata, Sicily. In 2012 the series generated a prequel, Il giovane Montalbano.

Directed by Alberto Sironi

Luna Nera(2020-)

| 45min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Drama
3.9/5 (with 72 votes)

In 17th-century Italy, a teenager learns about her destiny among a family of witches, just as her boyfriend's father hunts her down for witchcraft.

Camera Café(2003-2017)

10min per episode | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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| 55min per episode | Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 83 votes)

Based on the book of the same name by bestselling author Roberto Saviano, ZeroZeroZero is an unforgettable exploration of the inner workings of the global cocaine trade.

Distretto di Polizia(2000-2012)

45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Distretto di Polizia is an Italian television series.


| 37min per episode | Drama, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 138 votes)

A modern love story set during the summer on Italy’s Adriatic Coast. An undeniable attraction brings together Ale and Summer, who come from very different worlds. For both, these holidays will be an unforgettable journey that will take them far from who they were before they met.

The Octopus(1984-2001)

2h per episode | Drama, Crime
4.2/5 (with 11 votes)

La Piovra is an acclaimed Italian Television drama miniseries about the Mafia. The story was by Sandro Petraglia. The production was designed by Luigi Perelli. The soundtrack was by Riz Ortolani and later by Ennio Morricone, who went on to compose music for several sequels. All 10 series have been released in Australia on DVD by Aztec International Entertainment, with English subtitles, having been originally aired on the Special Broadcasting Service television channel. It was also broadcast on MHz Networks in the United States. The first three series were shown in the UK on Channel 4. The TV drama was wildly successful in the USSR, where it appeared on state TV in 1986 and in Bulgaria, where is also appeared in the end of the 1980s bg:Октопод, offering to the viewers of both countries thrills and dark drama from beyond the Iron Curtain. La Piovra was also shown in 1987–1988 in communist Albania, where it became a huge hit and remains to date a cult film, whose characters and expressions have permeated culture, language and society.

The Ladies' Paradise(2015-)

4.4/5 (with 2 votes)

Follow Teresa Iorio, a young woman who leaves her rural Sicilian hometown for Milan to find work--and much more--at a newly opened department store: The Ladies' Paradise.

Directed by Monica Vullo - With Giuseppe Zeno, Giusy Buscemi, Alessandro Tersigni, Christiane Filangieri, Lorena Cacciatore, Corrado Tedeschi, ...

Paperissima Sprint(1990-)

50min per episode | Talk-Show

- No description / details available yet. -

Kubrick - Una Storia Porno(2012)

12min per episode | Comedy

- No description / details available yet. -

The Name of the Rose(2019)

52min per episode | Drama, Mystery, War & Politics
3.6/5 (with 20 votes)

Northern Italy, 1327. The Franciscan monk William of Baskerville and his young apprentice Adso of Melk reach an isolated Benedictine abbey on the Alps to aid in a dispute between the Franciscan Order and the Avignon papacy. Upon arrival at the abbey, the two find themselves involved in a chain of mysterious deaths.

SKAM Italia(2018-2020)

22min per episode | Drama
3.6/5 (with 4 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Directed by Ludovico Bessegato - With Ludovica Martino, Federico Cesari, Benedetta Gargari, Ludovico Tersigni, Rocco Fasano

I Cesaroni(2006-2014)

2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

I Cesaroni is an Italian television series produced since 2006 by Publispei and Mediaset RTI. The series is transmitted not only in Italy but also in Portugal, in the Czech Republic, Greece and Turkey. It is inspired by the Spanish series "Los Serrano". In Italy, the series is now in its fifth season and has been renewed for a sixth season.

Directed by Francesco Vicario


1h 40min per episode | Crime, Drama
4.1/5 (with 12 votes)

The story of Salvatore Riina, a mafioso boss from Corleone, Sicily.

Directed by Enzo Monteleone

44 Cats(2018-)

4.2/5 (with 3 votes)

The adventures of four kittens who make up the musical group called The Buffycats, with stories focusing on themes of friendship, altruism, tolerance and diversity.

Directed by Iginio Straffi

Il Cacciatore(2018-)

55min per episode | Drama
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

The story of Saverio Barone, a young prosecutor who in the early nineties became the protagonist of the “caccia alla Mafia” (Mafia-hunt) immediately following the Capaci and Via D'Amelio bombings. Inspired by the true story of the anti-Mafia magistrate Alfonso Sabella.

Thou Shalt Not Kill(2015-2019)

53min per episode | Drama, Mystery
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

Stubborn and determined detective Valeria Ferro endeavors to solve the challenging puzzle behind crimes motivated by jealousy, vendettas and repressed anger to seek the truth and justice. All as she struggles with her own demons and the phantoms of her past that come back to life when her mother is released from jail after serving a seventeen-year prison sentence.

Doc – Nelle tue mani(2020-)

55min per episode | Drama
2.8/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

Inspector Coliandro(2006-)

1h 40min per episode | Action & Adventure
3.8/5 (with 3 votes)

L'ispettore Coliandro is a series of Italian tongue-in-cheek television movies directed by Marco Manetti and Antonio Manetti, and written by the crime writer Carlo Lucarelli and starring Giampaolo Morelli in the title role of the Inspector Coliandro. According to the actors and the directors, Coliandro is an Italian crime television series aimed "at young audiences." In fact this is probably so. The policemen in Italian fiction and shows like Il commissario Montalbano are stalwart servants of the law, and usually save the day. Inspector Coliandro saves the day also, but mostly by a combination "of luck and [his younger partner's] intuition." He is ignorant, crude, and despised by all his colleagues except this partner, who is the only one who view him the way he views himself: as a hero worthy of the good guys in American cop movies. The humor of the series is manifest in the difference between the way Coliandro sees himself and the way the rest of the world sees him. Coliandro's very name is a play on the Italian word coglione - a word literally meaning "ball", but most usually used with the meaning of "asshole" - and he must continually correct its pronunciation.

Directed by Manetti brothers - With Giampaolo Morelli, Lamberto Bava, Enrico Silvestrin, Veronica Logan, Giuseppe Soleri, Alessandro Rossi, ...

Le Tre Rose di Eva(2012-)

1h 20min per episode | Drama

A story of murder, conspiracy and secrets but above all about a great love story; Tuscan Passion tells the story of an impossible love between Aurora Taviani and Alessandro Monforte. Both belong to enemy families and both are divided by a history of blood and mystery.


1h per episode | Action & Adventure
3.6/5 (with 9 votes)

In this mini-series in six parts from 1976 the Indian actor Kabir Bedi plays the lead role. Carol Andre plays Lady Marianna Guillonk and as Sandokans best friend Yanez de Gomera we see Phillipe Leroy. The noble prince Sandokan is a fighter of the first rank who are cruel to their enemies, but always loyal to his friends.

Directed by Sergio Sollima - With Kabir Bedi
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