Art and culture

At Sir Rocco’s court in Prague

He was born in England, has studied at Oxford and even his style is British, but if we take a closer look at this international hotel entrepreneur, he seems Italian. First of all, he has a Robert De Niro like expression, but come to...

President Napolitano in Prague

Press Conference After talks between the two Heads of State and a general meeting with all the delegations, the moment came for the press conference. Napolitano and Klaus – following their exchange of views, defined by both as “lively and informal ” – even...

Kairos, the importance of Soft Power

It is called Kairos – a term which in old Greek means “the favourable moment” or “Divine timing” – and it is a very ambitious and interesting cultural project by Sara Barbierato, a Bohemia architect since 1999 and Didier Montagnè, director of the French...

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...