Prague and surroundings

Mazzini, Masaryk and Giani Stuparich

Between Prague and Trieste, the story of the writer who fought for the nations’ destinies but wept for the vanity of nationalisms Kafka, Rilke, Hašek, Meyrink, Čapek brothers, Kraus… – this is how the lists describing the literary splendour of the Praguian early twentieth...

(Italiano) PANENKA, L’INVENTORE CECO DEL CUCCHIAIO ALLA TOTTI.

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TORCH NUMBER TWO

50 years ago the extreme sacrifice of Jan Zajíc, for long time forgotten by the celebrations for Jan Palach, whose example he wanted to follow «Citizens of the Czechoslovak Republic, since despite Jan Palach’s gesture, our lives continue to run on old tracks, I decided...

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...

100 years of Czechoslovakia

100 years of Czechoslovakia On the morning of May 24th, at the Associazione Civita di Roma, the historical conference “100 years from the birth of Czechoslovakia. Czechs and Slovaks in a changing Europe”, will be held, which has been organized by the embassies of...