Prague and surroundings

Prague, the capital of cubist design

Walking through its streets you can run into more than a hundred examples of cubist architecture, another uniqueness of this city Fifty years on, the retrospective review of Cubist Art from Czechoslovakia staged at the Tate Gallery in London found on the columns of...

The Eiffel’s younger sister

Five times smaller than the Eiffel in Paris, the Petřín Tower was built in just four months. Even if today it is purely a scenic attraction, the tower was used as a radio and television station in the past With an exotic touch and...

August 2002, a chronicle of those days

Recalling the disastrous floods that fifteen years ago hit Prague and many other cities in the Czech Republic The then Prime Minister Vladimír Špidla must have had a premonition when – at the beginning of August 2002, the day when parliament was  closing down...

Karlín, its future, just a few steps from the centre

Walk in a traditional district of Prague, which in the last years has been characterized by a great transformation and modernisation The great flooding that hit Prague in August 2002, when certain areas of the Czech capital were almost completely submerged and various historic...

A precious gem in the heart of Prague

The Vlašská kaple, one of the historical symbols of Italian presence in Bohemia, finally undergoing a complete work of restoration There is a precious stone embedded in that jewel of architecture and art, which is the Old Town of Prague; a construction that spans...

Břevnov, the village overlooking Hradčany

A stone’s throw from the Castle, close to Bílá Hora, lies one of the most interesting and less frequented by tourists districts of the city “In Břevnov, in front of my large window, right behind the tiny garden – from autumn until the following...

Prague and Fidel, we loved each other so much

From the idyllic life of the 1960s, to the post-1989 grudges. Over half a century in the relations between El Líder Máximo and the Czech Lands The history of relations between Havana and Prague, from when Fidel Castro came to power, until his death,...

That knowledge hidden in stone

Symbolism and art on the buildings of Prague The historic center of Prague is full of architectural wonders whose artistic details reveal, through the silent language of symbols and decorations, stories of times gone by and echoes of ancient knowledge and doctrines that were...

Interview with the Ambassador of Italy, Aldo Amati

Prague is splendid, but I would like to see more of Italy in the Czech Republic. “We are experiencing strong growth of bilateral relations and we have to work alongside the Czechs towards a more cohesive Europe”. Interview with the Ambassador of Italy, Aldo...

At night, in the Bohemian castle of Metternich

In Kinžvart, a thermal town in Western Bohemia, you find the historical residence of the Austrian diplomat and politician The road, which stretches for about a kilometre and connects the small station in the countryside to the place where Miloš, the castellan, is waiting...