Prague and surroundings

Journey through the history of Jewish Prague

Between mysteries and legends, tragedies and vitality, a community that contributed to make the Golden City as it is “Prague is built of stone and lime being the largest city considering trade, from the royal city came the Russians and Slavs with goods and...

Charles IV, Emperor and esoterist

More than seven hundred years since his birth, between history and legend, his figure still fascinates us. Endowed with an immense charisma and deep culture, he made use of this acquired knowledge, but also followed the ideas of esotericism When it comes to Prague...

Dubček, the communist who loved flowers

“Hero or coward?” Fifty years after his seizure of power, discussions continue on the figure of the Slovak politician, father of the Prague Spring No, it was not only due to him, the young secretary of the party in Slovakia Alexander Dubček, 47 years...

Czechoslovakia was born on Piave river, too

The often overlooked or even misunderstood role that Italy had in 1918 for Czech-Slovak independence. We talked about it with journalist and historian Sergio Tazzer A nest of interests, hopes, dreams, fears: this is the Europe that came out of the First World War....

Marta Kubišová, the Voice of Spring

The story of Marta Kubišová, singer and symbol of resistance Ovation and silence. Wenceslas Square is crowded, moved and composed, hands in the sky, swollen eyes, flags in the wind. When Marta comes out, on the balcony of the Melantrich building, it is a...

Plastic People of the Universe

August 21 Plastic People of the Universe The Plastic People of the Universe, the legendary Czechoslovakian underground band, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a concert at the Žižkov Atrium in Prague, on August the 21st. Two hours of performance in which the classic...

Most, where the old town is grassland

The tale of a coal city, destroyed and rebuilt, a concrete creature among the silence of the green and the roar of a racetrack, and two special records “You said you are getting off at Most? But why go to Most?” We are on...

At the spa among leopards and jackals

Impressions from Teplice, a blue-blooded spa town at the foot of the Ore Mountains. Beneath the apparent immobility, the fervent political and social contradictions Hot mulled wine (known as svařák locally) warms the hands and the spirit. The Christmas market has invaded the square...

An oligarch leading Prague. What will Brussels say?

Babiš amid populism and high expectations, conflicts of interest and judicial trouble. The fears and expectations of the EU and Visegrad “I’m neither a Berlusconi nor a Trump. Consider me rather the Michael Bloomberg of Czech politics” A new Silvio Berlusconi or Donald Trump...

“We will show you Italy through its films”

On the eve of the fifth edition of MittelCinemaFest we meet Giovanni Sciola, director of the Italian Institute of Culture in Prague and main director of the event in the Czech Republic It is at the door of the splendid Baroque complex where the...