Art and culture

Andrea’s Luise Homage to Prague

The Italian Institute of Prague hosted last January the evening presentation of “Homage to Prague”, a selection of poems published on the initiative of the Prague Committee of the Società Dante Alighieri. The author of these verses is Andrea Luise who exactly in the...

La Bohème for the debut of the UmbriaMusicFest in Prague

A standing ovationevent, to which the Italian Business Center had the honor of giving an organizational contribution Standing ovation last 4th October at the Rudolfinum in Prague at the end of the Puccini’s opera “La Bohème”, played as a concert under the direction of...

New Publications

Spazi vuoti (empty spaces) concludes the autobiographical trilogy by Bohumil Hrabal, started with “Le nozze in casa/House weddings”. This book, published for the first time in Czech language in 1986, through the voice of the author’s wife, Pipsi, recounts the years from 1963 to...

Casanova at Duchcov

A trip in the absence We are unaware of Giacomo Casanova’s expectations, when in September 1785, he accepted the job of librarian offered to him by count Joseph-Charles Emmanuel at Waldstein, at the Duchcov castle in Bohemia. Surely, the mood of the great Venetian,...

The National Museum of Technique reopens in Prague

After a four-year renovation it becomes again one of the most popular destination in town The ” Národní technické muzeum ” of Prague Letna is the major museum of science and technique in Czech Republic and surely one of the most important in Europe....

Bohemia’s Nobel

The plasticine of terror and the manqué philosopher, the two parallel lives of Semtex and of its inventor The name is not to his liking, but some still call him “Bohemia’s Nobel”. His name is Stanislav Brebera. He is 85 years old and is...

The Central European dream of the Czech Vietnamese

For the community coming from south-east Asia the acknowledgement of a minority officially recognised is here to come The Vietnamese living in Czech Republic, the third major foreign community in this country are confident that in 2011, the census year, will obtain the officially...

Gianni Russo, Modigliani and women

“Italian, proud to be Italian, but expressly a citizen of the world” This is the statement chosen by Gianni Russo, an artist of fine art and fashion photography as introduction to his personal website. Bewitched by Prague since the velvet revolution years, the Golden...

The hope awards

The Rom condition in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, just as in other European countries, represents a social problem of enormous gravity. That makes all the more precious those signals of hope that this situation may improve. At the end of November, the Rom...

In the shadow of the alps

Charles IV’s youth in Italy Charles IV – the emperor who was able to win a period of prestige and prosperity for Prague and Bohemia, in the XIV century – during his lifetime, had very strong ties with Italy. His experience on the Peninsula,...