Art and culture

The Italian Congregation of Prague

A model of charity and tolerance that has lasted four centuries The Italian presence on Czech Republic territory, boasts a long lasting and important tradition. Though the number of Italians present in Prague in the Middle Ages may not have been so high as...

Zátopek, the man who used to make our dreams come true

The saga of the great Czech distance runner is recounted in a book by the Rai journalist Marco Franzelli Three Olympic Games, countless medals, a great love and a dream. A woman named Dana, an athlete who was born on the same day, the...

New Publications Progetto Repubblica Ceca October 2011

The second edition (in Czech language), of one of the best known works by the Italian political scientist, Giovanni Sartori, has just been published. Sartori is considered one of the leading international authors of democracy theories and political party systems in the academic world....

Czech Anniversaries

800 years ago St. Agnes from Bohemia was born Daughter of king Přemysl Otakar I and Constance of Hungary, Agnes was born in Prague in 1211. Sister of King Andrew II of Hungary, she was closely related to the Saints Ludmila, Wenceslas, Hedwig, Elizabeth...

The Bohemian dream of Emir Kusturica

From his hometown of Sarajevo to Belgrade, Paris or even Kustendorf (founded over the production of his film “Life is a miracle”), there are many cities with which the director Emir Kusturica has a close relationship. There is however the frequent tendency to neglect...

Giordano Bruno, a heretic in the royal court of Rudolf II

On the 17th of February of the Holy Year 1600, a small group of people left from the prisons of Tor di Nona, along the Tiber river, heading towards Campo dei fiori (field of flowers), while escorting a man sentenced by the Congregation of...

(Italiano) Novità Editoriali

Another novel by Michal Viewegh, translated by the young Bohemian Chiara Rea is being published in Italian by Nikita publishers. The prolific Czech writer and journalist, a former night watchman was designated by Der Spiegel as the legitimate successor of Milan Kundera. With over...

I was there on September the 11th

Ten years on from the tragedy that changed the world, the ambassador Giorgio Radicati, remembers those dramatics days which he witnessed during his time as consul general, in his new book When ambassador Giorgio Radicati was on duty in Prague (2003-2006), everyone remembers the...

The new invasion

The Czech Republic has just celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the withdrawal of the Red Army, which took place in the summer of 1991. But, it enough just look around, to perceive that this Country is experiencing a new Russian invasion. In those days,...

Kisch: the fiery pen of a “furious” reporter

Throughout the world, including Italy, we are witnessing the rediscovery of the great Prague journalist As they say: an adventurous life. Fascinating, in many ways, is the life of Egon Erwin Kisch Prague (1885 – 1948). The journalist who bore the same name as...