Le Conversazioni is an international festival founded in 2006 by Antonio Monda and Davide Azzolini. Initially dedicated exclusively to literature, it’s field of interest and reflections has spread to other disciplines.The Festival originated in Capri where still every summer events take place. Since 2009 New York City was added, 2014 Rome and in 2015 Bogotá. In 2015 also television transmissions were initiated with RAI (Italian Television), entitled Le Conversazioni/Close UP: the first guest was Meryl Streep.
During these years, Le Conversazioni has organized events at the Guggenheim, the MoMA, the Morgan Library and the New York Historical Society. Events in Bogotá take place as part of the prestigious FILBO Literary Festival, in Rome they are held in the Tapestry Salon in RAI, and in Capri in the unique backdrop of the Piazetta Tragara.
The first 15 editions of Le Conversazioni hosted some of the most distinguished writers, architects, film directors, musicians and artists in the world, who have debated in Capri and Rome on the designated theme each year. In New York and Bogotá the focus instead is on the favorite films of each guest.