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La fine del mondo sembra non sia arrivata

La fine del mondo sembra non sia arrivata by Patrik Ouředník Patrik Ouředník, a Czech writer living in France, has published the novel entitled “La fine del mondo sembra non sia arrivata” (The end of the world seems to have not arrived), the plot...

Film castles: the journey continues

Our journey in search of the ancient manor houses and elegant aristocratic residences of the Czech Republic continues, where numerous famous movies have been filmed This country, as mentioned in our first article, despite its small size, is so full of castles that filmmakers...

Vita di Alfons Mucha. Nel cuore dell’Art Noveau

Vita di Alfons Mucha. Nel cuore dell’Art Noveau by Patrizia Runfola Patrizia Runfola, after her beautiful “Praga al tempo di Kafka” (Prague at the time of Kafka), again astonishes readers with the publication of a book dedicated this time to the life of Alfons...

Eros Ramazzotti in Prague

October 22 The famous Italian singer and composer Eros Ramazzotti returns for the fourth time to the O2 Arena in Prague, twenty years after his first performance, followed by two other occasions in 2013 and 2015. Scheduled for October 22, the concert is one...

The mystery of the Nerudas

Legend recalls that Pablo Neruda chose his name in homage to the Czech master Jan. But the truth could be another On September 23, 1973, Pablo Neruda died in mysterious circumstances, leaving the puzzle of his name unresolved On a summer morning, Nerudova street...

La primavera è arrivata

La primavera è arrivata by Ludvík Vaculík “La primavera è arrivata” (The Spring has arrived) is the Italian translation of the book by Ludvík Vaculík (1926-2015), Czech writer and journalist, who to commemorate the Prague Spring, in 1968 decided to dedicate a brief text...

Research and internationalization, the new (yet old) life of Brno

About a fifth of the population consists of university students, and many of them are foreigners: Brno is now an important research centre for Central Europe. With broad growth prospects Gregor Mendel began with his genetics experiments in the second half of the nineteenth...

Chiedi a papà

Chiedi a papà by Jan Balabán The Italian translation of the book “Zeptej se táty (Ask dad)” by Jan Balabán has been published. From the title a bitter irony transpires because “asking dad how things really went is no longer possible”. After the death...

It starts Signal Festival in Prague

From the 10th to the 13th of October Bright, interactive, 3D installations, projections and video mapping designed by Czech and international artists. October will find the capital’s streets and monuments illuminated by the lights and colors of the Signal Festival, which mostly involves the...

Grimm family, fabulous architects

Mořic and František Antonín for over a century embellished Brno with European Baroque Outside Moravia, the surname Grimm is known mainly due to the linguists and philologists Jacob Ludwig and Wilhelm Karl Grimm, the initiators of German studies. Their “Es war einmal”, our “once...