Art and culture

Třeštíková: the observing eye that never closes

From the former Czechoslovakia to today’s Czech Republic: the director, through her camera lens, continues to be a reliable source of the reality of this country During a retrospective at the IDFA, the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam, the world’s largest documentary festival,...

New publications: L’amore è per sempre

L’amore è per sempre: la vita di madre Adalberta Hasmandová, by Madre Inviolata Krupková The book “L’amore è per sempre” tells the story of mother Adalberta Hasmandová born in 1941 in Huštěnovice, in a farmer’s family of eight children. From a young age, Adalberta felt...

Prague, between the ideal and real

Literary itinerary among the thousand souls of a city told by great writers, but with a charm that remains, however, unspeakable What is a city? It certainly is not merely a large inhabited centre made of buildings, streets, squares and public services necessary for...

New publications: Venti giornate al rogo

Venti giornate al rogo, by Flavio Carlini The book from emerging writer Flavio Carlini, “Venti giornate al rogo”,  narrates the monotonous and boring existence of Jan Novák, who sells his bankruptcy to tourists on the Charles Bridge in Prague, coming up with poems in...

Jazz Spring Praha 2019

May 22 and June 7 Jazz Spring Praha 2019 Walter Attanasi will direct the last two spring evenings of the Jazz Spring Festival in Prague. After the success of the first concert in April, enriched by the violinist Alessandro Quarta and the music of...

Prague was more beautiful than Rome

From the 9th of February to the 12th of May Prague was more beautiful than Rome Praha byla krásnější než Řím (Prague was more beautiful than Rome) is underway at the Kampa Museum in Prague, with the subtitle “History of the Czech Avant-garde”, inspired...

Explore beauty

From the 13th of March to the 5th of May Explore beauty The “Explore Beauty” exhibition, through the shots of the most illustrious names of Italian photography, tells the evolution of the landscape of the Belpaese from the 50s to today, highlighting its metamorphosis,...

Dubček. Il socialismo della speranza. Immagini della Primavera cecoslovacca

Dubček. Il socialismo della speranza. Immagini della Primavera cecoslovacca The author, Francesco Leoncini, introduces us to a book that tells the story of Czechoslovakia through pictures. Using about sixty photographs of emotional impact accompanied by explanatory texts and writings of the time, the book...

The labyrinth of the world and the paradise of the heart

Jan Amos Komenský and the secret-hermetic Rosicrucian Order The English historian and essayist Frances Yates defined Jan Amos Komenský’s “The labyrinth of the world and the paradise of the heart” as “one of the great masterpieces of world literature”. Komenský was a theologian, pedagogue,...

Prague Spring

The new book by Simon Mawer is set in the summer of 1968, the year of hatred and love, the year of the Prague Spring and the Cold War. The protagonists, two English students Ellie and James, decide during their trip to discover Europe...