Prague and surroundings

In 1420 George of Poděbrady was born

600 year ago Born on April 23 of the year 1420, George of Podĕbrady was king of Bohemia, and was responsible for the restructuring of Utraquism, which up until then had been shaken by internal struggles, and giving it its due political weight. He...

The Vyšehrad train station, a forgotten jewel

Discovering a little-known and long-abandoned building in Prague that deserves to be preserved. It’s a rare case, here in the Czech Republic, of a secessionist-style station Right now, Praha-Vyšehrad train station is not really a building that catches the eye. It can be found...

Victor Lustig, the Bohemian Scarlet Pimpernel

The criminal saga of Victor Lustig, the man who sold the Eiffel Tower Careful there, reader: the truth in this story is a shifting, chiaroscuro ground, with many-sided escapes in the thousands of identities of that who has spent his life deceiving others. Is...

The Žižkov freight station, from the past to the equally glorious future

From strong point of Czech interwar engineering to the abandoned ruins of the present day. However, the history of the Prague 3 rail yard seems to be about to change again “There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and...

Digital transformation is a key pillar of our strategic plan

“We are a leading bank with rich experiences and broad know-how”. Interview with Marco Iannaccone, General Manager since April of UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia “To achieve sustainability, we interact with five capitals: financial, human, social, natural and intellectual” Marco Iannaccone joined UniCredit...

“Love for numbers and curiosity are the secrets of my work”

Meeting with Carlo Schiavetto, CFO of Generali CEE in Prague, the manager who oversees the economic and financial planning which the Group’s fundamental choices are based on Carlo Schiavetto became Chief Financial Officer of Generali CEE on May 1, 2020 responsible for overseeing the...

The crypt of the martyrs and heroes of freedom

A visit to the Cathedral of Saints Cyril and Methodius, symbol of the Czechoslovak resistance against nazi invaders Unlike in several historical churches in Prague, the entry to the Orthodox cathedral of Saints Cyril and Methodius is free of charge: an invitation – or...

Enchanted ruins

The timeless charm of the Okoř Castle – or what is left of it Immersed in the silence of a winter dawn, amid the mist of a void and slightly snowy landscape, the majestic ruins of the Okoř castle could be an invention of...

The Genius loci of Nový Svět

That little world of the past, just few steps from the Prague Castle It’s called the “New World”, a name apparently in contrast with this really ancient small area, located a few steps away from the Prague Castle, in the district of Hradčany. There...

Beran’s “secret” journey to Asinara

In 1967, Cardinal Beran flew to the Sardinian island to pray at the memorial, where lie the remains of his brother and thousands of Austro-Hungarian prisoners killed by cholera in 1915-1916 Asinara, the far north-western strip of Sardinia, unfolds from Cape Falcone, on the...