Art and culture

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...

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...

(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...

Pálavské vinobraní

From the 6th to the 8th of September The Pálava Wine Harvest Almost everywhere in Czech Republic, the end of summer brings the wine harvest festivities. The most famous and popular one is in Moravia, in Pálava, returning timely for more than 72 editions...

Santini’s Baroque Festival

From the 5th to the 8th of September Santini’s Baroque Festival The baroque festivities dedicated to the architect Jan Blažej Santini-Aichel will take place in Žďár nad Sázavou, in Vysočina between the 5th and the 8th of September. This year’s edition is connected to...

The Stairs to Success of Eva Jiřičná

The ever upward career steps of Eva Jiřičná Rereading the words of Eva Jiřičná thirty years later in the long interview given to Alvin Boyarsky enables us to retrospectively grasp the cornerstones of an already successful career. An international success. Countless projects and accomplishments...