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From steel to rock: the new life of the Hradčany of Ostrava

Discovering Dolní Vítkovice, one of the oldest industrial complexes in European history, which now lives on music, sport and tourism Upon our arrival, Ostrava appears as a well-organized and modern city, thanks to the newly built tram station and the good public transport network,...

A Czech spaceship in the center of Berlin

From the Cold War to the present: the history of the futuristic building, designed by the Machonin couple, which houses the Czech Embassy in Berlin On last November 9, Berlin commemorated thirty years from the fall of the Wall, turning into a giant open-air...

(Italiano) Il mese de La Pagina Agosto – Settembre 2019

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90 years of Nepomuk College

This religious institution in Rome is a reference point for Czech citizens in the Eternal City College for young seminarians preparing for the mission as future Catholic priests, meeting point, centre of the religious, cultural and scientific life of the Czechs in the Italian...

In 1929 the Czech Jawa Moto started the production of motorcycles

90 years ago The Czech Jawa Moto started the production of motorcycles It was František Janeček who in 1929, in the Pankrác district of Prague, founded what is now the oldest Czech motorcycle company still in business. The first motorcycle model that the factory...

PPU, when music led you to jail

The most iconic (musically and politically) among Czechoslovak rock bands marks their 50 years of activity The Plastic People of the Universe (also known as Plastici or PPU) were one of the most well-known groups beyond the curtain even before 1989. This is also...

The Magic Lantern: The revolution of ‘89 witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and Prague,

The Magic Lantern: The revolution of ‘89 witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and Prague by Timothy Garton Ash We recommend the new edition of an essay of contemporary history, a real classic by now. “The Magic Lantern” is one of those rare books able...

Ecstasy, when Czech cinema scandalized the world

Gustav Machatý’s 1930s masterpiece, a watershed in the history of the art of film, made a return to the Venice festival this summer “In the garden of the Excelsior that evening, you could hear the breath of the extremely attentive spectators, you felt a...

In 2009 the Národní technická knihovna was opening

10 years ago The Národní technická knihovna was opening The National Technical Library (NTK) celebrated its first 10 years of existence in September. Located in Prague, in the district of Dejvice, in a modern building considered among the most interesting, from an architectural point...

That century old swaying friendship between Rome and Prague

The prevailing Francophile tendencies in Czechoslovakia and the subsequent rise of fascism in Italy beset with obstacles the beginning of diplomatic relations between the two countries Although the first relations and exchanges in various areas between Italy and the Czech lands go back to...