What is Hotel Portofino (TV) About?
Set against the scenic splendor of the Italian Riviera in the 1920s, Hotel Portofino is a British period drama that follows the Ainsworth family as they endeavor to establish their hotel as a premier destination for the elite class. The drama unveils the Ainsworths' navigation through complex relationships, both among themselves and with their discerning guests, in an era marked by societal change and contemporary issues. Personal entanglements and ambitions intertwine with the narrative of a nation's struggle, as Italy faces the rise of Benito Mussolini's fascism. Each of the six episodes from the first season artfully interweaves the family's individual stories with the broader political and cultural context of the time, delivering an engaging blend of character-driven plots and historical relevance. Created and written by Matt Baker, the show's detailed narrative and striking settings contribute to its rich depiction of a pivotal moment in European history.
The first episode of Hotel Portofino aired on January 27, 2022 and the most recent episode to air was on March 15, 2023.