Art and culture

Zika & Lída Ascher

From the 15th of February to the 15th of September Zika & Lída Ascher The Prague Museum of Decorative Arts dedicates an exhibition to the spouses Zika and Lída Ascher, almost unknown in the Czech Republic, while in Western Europe their name has been...

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...

Dalla parte del bene

The story is set in a small village on the border with Poland, Kostelec, where the peacefully flowing life is marked by the passage from a tricycle to a Pionýr or an Eska, a bicycle available in many colors and with gears. But the...

Jan Palach and the Prague Spring

Jan Palach e la Primavera di Praga The book by Umberto Maiorca is being released, about Jan Palach, the young Czechoslovakian who on January 19, 1969, five months after the Warsaw Pact tanks entered the Bohemian capital, decided to set himself on fire in...

Il lago

“NováVlna” is a new Italian series of Czech literature, whose name is inspired by the Czech movie “Nouvelle vague” during the Praguian Spring. The first two books published in the series were “Volevo uccidere J. -L Godard” (“How I killed Godard”), by Jan Němec,...

La Legione Ceco-Slovacca d’Italia nel processo di formazione della Ceco-Slovacchia

This volume of Lamberto Ferranti in an accurate, detailed manner, traces a very important historical period of the first post-war period that greatly contributed to the birth of Czechoslovakia. The end of the Great War brought considerable problems to a political, economic and social...

La Cappella Italiana dell’Assunzione della Vergine Maria

La Cappella Italiana dell’Assunzione della Vergine Maria The volume dedicated to the history of the renovation of the Italian Chapel in Prague was published, edited by Francesco Monni, engineer and professor at the Polytechnic University of Marche. The Italian Chapel of the Assumption of...

Antonín Kalina’s children

From the 21st of February 2019 Antonín Kalina’s children On 21 February, 2019, the permanent exhibition “Antonín Kalina’s children” was inaugurated in the Rear Synagogue of Třebíč, which recalls the Jewish children whom Kalina rescued from the Buchenwald concentration camp. The piece de resistance...

Come ho incontrato i pesci

Come ho incontrato i pesci Ota Pavel, Translation by Barbara Zane, Keller Editore 2017, 272 p. The novel “Come ho incontrato i pesci” by Ota Pavel, one of the most translated Czech authors, is centered on his childhood. The main themes are fishing, both...

Golden Prague

From December 5th to March 31st Golden Prague Zlatá Praha, Golden Prague, is the title of the exhibition held at the Museum of the City of Prague that takes visitors from the 1860s to the 1890s, thirty years in which the capital experienced extraordinary...