Prague and surroundings

The Sudeten Germans and their “issue”

Interview with Professor Francesco Leoncini – an internationally renowned historian and professor of Slavic and Central European history at the University of Venice The term “Sudeten” came into use in 1918, the year of the foundation of the Czechoslovakian state, the German language minority...

Prague hallucinated: The advance of synthetic drugs in the Czech Republic

The alarm launched by the National Anti-drugs Unit on the production, trade and consumption of drugs in the country and the declared “war” on Poland A recent press conference held by the director of the National Anti-drugs Centre, Jakub Frydrych, has launched a worrying...

Winton trains, once upon a time in Prague

The story of the 669 children, almost all of them Czechoslovakian Jews, brought safely to Great Britain in 1939, thanks to the heroism of nicholas winton, the English citizen who is now 101 years old Last January in Prague, we took part at the...

1990, when the East discovered the Italian summer

Rather than mass tourism, it was an activity of collective exploration, bent mostly on saving, because at the time, most Czechs did not really have any money. It was 1990 and the average salary in Czechoslovakia did not go beyond 3,000 crown (just above...

Prague International Marathon

An exciting and dynamic way to live the Golden City The running events, which have been organised by Prague International Marathon (PIM) for 15 years now, offer a unique chance to live and discover the capital of Czech Republic in a thrilling, enjoyable and...

The secret charm of Czech beauties

From Lída Baarová to Eva Herzigová, a small atlas of the Italian-Czech relations from an erotic viewpoint. When you met them they were shy, reserved, with an indefinite look of tender lunacy in their eyes, while sipping their tea at the Louvre or at the...

“Italians, come and discover our culture”

Miloslav Hirsch, director of the Czech cultural Institute in Rome, speaks about his experience in Italy and offers some interesting anticipations on the program of the following months. Dr Hirsch when was the Rome Institute in Costabella street, inaugurated? On 14th April, 2005. It...

More than a pastoral visit

A trip with manifold meanings the one programmed by Benedict XVI from 26th to 28th September in Czech Republic. To welcome Him is one of the country in the world where atheism is more spread, and one among the few in Europe that has...

“The arrival of the Holy Father is a call for the spiritual values of the heart”

Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, Archbishop of Prague, on the eve of the visit by Pope Benedict XVI, speaks to the readers of Progetto Repubblica Ceca. “After 1989, Czech society should have granted more space to the values of the spirit and not only indulge in...

The Catholic Church in Czech Republic

The Catholic Church in Czech Republic counts a community of 3,5 millions baptised people (about 3,35 belonging to the Roman rite and 177,700 to the Byzantine rite). In general, Catholicism is the most spread in rural areas, especially in Moravia. Czech Republic is divided...