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 that evolved from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire. Together with Sardinian, Italian is the least divergent language from Latin. Spoken by about 85 million people (2022), Italian is an official language in Italy, Switzerland (Ticino and the Grisons), San Marino, and Vatican City. It has official minority status in Croatia and in some areas of Slovenian Istria. Italian is also spoken by large immigrant and 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 Italian (either in its standard form or regional varieties) and a local language of Italy, most frequently the language spoken at home in their place of origin. Italian is a major language in Europe, being one of the official languages of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and one of the working languages of the Council of Europe. It is the second-most-widely spoken n... ()

Italian is spoken in Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Vatican City / Holy See and San Marino and 615 TV shows/series (between 1951 and 2023) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in Italy (567). Popular genres for Italian TV shows/series are Drama (199), Comedy (161) and Crime (95). CentoVetrine (2001-2016), Winx Club (2004-2019), Camera Café (2003-2017), The Lying Life of Adults (2023-) and Striscia la Notizia (1988-) are among the best known & most successful Italian TV shows/series.

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20min per episode | Soap / Telenovela, Drama
3.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The series tells the stories of some of the characters who work or are related to an imaginary shopping center Centovetrine, located in the center of Turin. There are many stories of love and passion, but also struggles for power and dynastic quarrels in the telefilm.

Winx Club(2004-2019)

4.1/5 (with 180 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

Camera Café(2003-2017)

10min per episode | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 14 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

The Lying Life of Adults(2023-)

| 50min per episode | Drama
3.8/5 (with 32 votes)

Young Giovanna navigates her passage from childhood into adolescence as she experiences the different sides of Naples during the 1990s. A girl in search of her true reflection in a divided Naples: the Naples of the heights, which assumes a mask of refinement, and the Naples of the depths, a place of excess and vulgarity.

Striscia la Notizia(1988-)

45min per episode | Comedy, News

Striscia la notizia is an Italian television program on the Mediaset-controlled Canale 5. Its name in Italian translates as "the news slithers", a probable parody of the slighting Italian journalist, submitted to politicians and overwhelmed with shame. The polysemic term Striscia, in English strip, can recall both a line of cocaine and the comic strip. But Striscia is also the slithing snake: this show worm in the hidden holes to unmask the television cheats. Founded in 1988, it is meant to be a parody of the daily news, which airs right before the program, but Striscia also satirizes government corruption and exposes scams with the help of local reporters who are also comedians. The program is directed and produced by Antonio Ricci and is hosted by two major comedians. Usually Ezio Greggio is assisted by another comedian for the winter season, after which there is a change of guard.

Directed by Beppe Recchia, Rinaldo Gaspari, Riccardo Recchia, Sergio Attardo, Silvia Arzuffi, Roberta Bellini, ...


| 50min per episode | Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 186 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


3.8/5 (with 11 votes)

La Linea is an Italian animated series created by the Italian cartoonist Osvaldo Cavandoli. The series consists of 90 episodes, each about 2–3 minutes long, which were originally broadcast on the Italian channel RAI between 1971 and 1986. Over the years the series aired in more than 40 countries around the world. All episodes of the series are available today on DVD. Due to its short duration, it has often been used in many networks as an interstitial program. The tune played in the background of the series was created by Franco Godi. Even though the episodes are numbered up to 225, there are, in fact, only 90 La Linea episodes. The 1971 series had 8 episodes, the 1978 series had 56, and the 1986 series had 26.

Mare Fuori(2020-)

1h per episode | Drama, Crime
4.0/5 (with 22 votes)

Naples. Still an organized crime stronghold. For the inmates at the Juvenile Detention Centre, time and space are interrupted. Taken away from their families and friends, they now have the opportunity to understand who they have been, who they are, who they want to be.


25min per episode | Drama
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

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.

Don Matteo(2000-)

45min per episode | Drama, Comedy, Mystery, Crime
3.0/5 (with 19 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.

With Terence Hill, Raoul Bova, Nino Frassica, Maria Chiara Giannetta, Mariasole Pollio


| 40min per episode | Drama, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 200 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.

With Coco Rebecca Edogamhe, Ludovico Tersigni, Amanda Campana, Andrea Lattanzi

The Law According to Lidia Poët(2023-)

| 40min per episode | Drama, Crime, War & Politics
3.6/5 (with 22 votes)

In late 19th-century Turin, the young Lidia Poët, fights against everything and everyone to get what is rightfully hers: to be enrolled in the official register of lawyers. A profession, at the time, reserved exclusively for men. Nevertheless, nothing could stop her dream of becoming the first female lawyer in Italy.

Directed by Letizia Lamartire, Matteo Rovere - With Matilda De Angelis, Sara Lazzaro, Eduardo Scarpetta, Dario Aita
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| 50min per episode | Drama
3.9/5 (with 346 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, Letizia Lamartire, Anna Negri - With Benedetta Porcaroli, Alice Pagani, Riccardo Mandolini, Chabeli Sastre Gonzalez, Brando Pacitto, Lorenzo Zurzolo, ...

Doc – Nelle tue mani(2020-)

55min per episode | Drama
4.1/5 (with 71 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

With Luca Argentero, Matilde Gioli, Sara Lazzaro, Raffaele Esposito, Pierpaolo Spollon, Simona Tabasco, ...

Love Bugs(2004-2007)

30min per episode | Comedy
3.8/5 (with 5 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

My Brilliant Friend(2018-)

| 52min per episode | Drama
4.2/5 (with 51 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.

Inspector Montalbano(1999-2021)

1h 40min per episode | Action & Adventure, Crime
4.1/5 (with 24 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

Grande Fratello VIP(2016-)

Italian version of the Big Brother Celebrity.

Detective Ricciardi(2021-)

1h 45min per episode | Crime, Mystery, Drama
3.8/5 (with 8 votes)

Naples, 1932. Detective Luigi Alfredo Ricciardi leaves no crime unsolved, being able to see the ghosts of people who have died violently and listen to their last thought. But this extraordinary gift is both a blessing and a curse!

Cake star - Pasticcerie in sfida(2018-)

1h per episode | Reality-TV

- No description / details available yet. -

Passato e Presente(2017-)

40min per episode | Documentary, War & Politics
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Program about historical dissemination, presented by Paolo Mieli. Each episode sees a historian interacting with the presenter and three young university students.


30min per episode | Comedy
4.3/5 (with 74 votes)

Boris is an Italian television series produced from 2007 to 2010 by Wilder for Fox International Channels Italy

Rocco Schiavone(2016-)

1h 30min per episode | Drama, Crime
3.9/5 (with 14 votes)

Weed smoking, foulmouthed Rocco Schiavone is an offbeat Deputy Commissioner of the State Police. For disciplinary reasons he is transferred to the Alpine town of Aosta, far from his beloved Rome. The sophisticated but cranky Roman despises the mountains, the cold, and the provincial locals as much as he disdains his superiors and their petty rules. But he loves solving crimes.

Suburra: Blood on Rome(2017-2020)

| 52min per episode | Crime, Drama
3.7/5 (with 68 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


| 55min per episode | Crime, Drama
3.9/5 (with 162 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.

Directed by Stefano Sollima

Masterchef Italy(2011-)

50min per episode | Reality-TV
3.3/5 (with 9 votes)

Joe Bastianich, Carlo Cracco and Bruno Barbieri are the judges in the Italian adaptation of the format. They will put the 18 amateur cooks skills to the test.

Un medico in famiglia(1998-2016)

3.6/5 (with 7 votes)

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 - With Lino Banfi

Paperissima Sprint(1990-)

50min per episode | Talk-Show
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -


46min per episode | Drama
3.7/5 (with 17 votes)

An exploration of the relationships and identities of Marco and Andrea, 2 twins who look identical but approach life in a very different way. The twins begin a journey of discovery and transition from what they should be to what they want to be, which will also involve their group of friends, all united by the search for their place in the world.

Directed by Ludovico Bessegato - With Lorenzo Zurzolo, Georgia Lepore, Marta Zoffoli, Filippo Valle

The Ladies' Paradise(2015-)

3.9/5 (with 4 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, ...
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