Premio Capri - Capri Awards
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Established in 1987 on the Mediterranean island of Capri, the Capri Awards, or Premio Capri, is one of italy's most prestigious cultural institutions.

'Il Premio', as nicknamed by the literati, began as an informal redezvous of writers, poets and film directors and as a launch pad for emerging creative talent.

Known for its literary heritage, the island of Capri was beloved by many renowned figures throughout history, including the Roman Emperor and poet Tiberius, the writer Count Fersen and the artist Alberto Savinio. More than just a cultural destination, Capri represents a state of mind.

Each year the foundation hosts an award ceremony to honorthe best-known and most promising poets in the world. This televised ceremony traditionally takes place at Grand Hotel Quisisana in Capri.