Based on Andrea Camilleri's famous detective novels, the show is filmed mostly in the gorgeous Sicilian province of Ragusa with Montalbano's headquarters in Scicli (home of Italo the dog). The plot is centered on the life and work of Commissioner Salvo Montalbano, played by one of Italy's most adored actors, Luca Zingaretti. Commissioner Montalbano is a focused yet friendly police investigator who is both respected and feared. He's your average working-class good guy going after criminals, trying to make the world a better place. The popularity of "Il Commissario Montalbano" has inspired movies, theater productions and the prequel, "Il giovane Montalbano", which features Pugliese actor, Michele Riondino, the star of Ricky Tognazzi's 2015 RAI series, "Pietro Mennea - La Freccia del Sud".
"Il Commissario Montalbano" airs Mondays in Italy on Rai 1 and in America on RAI International. Unfortunately, there are not English subtitles but there are plenty of beautiful shots of the stunning Ragusa landscape and Scicli structures. For more information, check out the show's page on Rai.