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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...

The secrets of the Ore Mountains

Notes from the underground and timeless nature, a reportage from a border region among the World heritage sites Let’s start from the beginning. If history has christened the Ore Mountains with this name, the explanation must be simple. Under these soft-lined mountains, under the...

The 80 years of the golden nightingale

To define him a national icon would be an understatement. Karel Gott, the most loved pop singer in the country, today as in the days of the regime The golden nightingale, the golden voice of Prague, the master, Divine Karel and even the Sinatra...

(Italiano) Štĕpán Zavřel. L’artista ceco che ha fatto di Sarmede il paese delle fiabe

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Wenceslaus Hollar, a life engraved in history

Between Bohemia and London, with Leonardo da Vinci as guiding star: notes on a great artist of the 1600s His last words were for the bailiffs. To beg the officials not to take away his poor resting place. This is how supposedly ended the...