Prague and surroundings

Malá Strana, the known and unknown

At seven in the morning Charles Bridge is still deserted, whether shrouded in the cold autumn and winter morning mist, or in the alluring colours and the warm air of the spring and summer. It is true that in spite of Prague being one...

Dejvice, an example of sustainable modernity

Elegance, culture and green spaces: charm and tranquility north-west of Prague Among the various administrative districts of the Czech capital, Prague 6 is one of the most extensive and includes several municipalities and areas of particular interest, such as Bubeneč, Hradčany and Dejvice: full...

A stroll through Holešovice in Prague

From an area dedicated to industry to one of art and innovation. Going north of the centre, you find Holešovice The escalator of the “Nádraží Holešovice” stop on metro line “C”, speedily brings you up to the exit. Many foreign tourists often wonder why...

A pop over to Prague? No, take a stroll all around the Czech Republic

Kateřina Bělunková, new manager at the Milan Czech Tourism office, explains the strategies for Italy and the Mediterranean countries It was a pleasant surprise and not simply an Easter egg: Trip Advisor, famous world “fixer” of tourism assessment, brought great satisfaction to Czech operators....

Karlovy Vary’s secret

Photo: © Becherovka.com This is the story of a well-kept secret. A recipe that was scribbled on a piece of paper more than two centuries ago in the “U tří skřivanů Herbalist shop”, or “at the Three Larks’”, located in the historical center of Karlovy Vary....

Vyšehrad, the magical spirit of the Golden City

The fact that Prague has always been a city linked with magic and esotericism is well known. However, many may be surprised to discover that, despite the fame of places such as Malá Strana, (with its thousand legends from the Castle of Charles IV...

Mikulov, big and little

“Life and art are based on the contrast in standards”, or at least according to some well-known critics. Having the appropriate proportions we decided to test this statement. And here we are in our visit at a small and barely known producer: Ing. Vojtěch...

Žižkov, the (red) heart of Prague

From the noisy and crowded Wenceslas Square, proceeding Northeast for a couple of stops on tram n°9, you will find yourself catapulted into another reality, where the previous streets full of tourists and coloured lights of the city-centre, give way to the typical sounds,...

Pilsner, Bohemia’s golden beer

A hundred and seventy years ago in Pilsen, the first drops of the most famous Czech “blonde” are produced   The defeat had the sour smell of beer that had gone bad,pouring from thirty six smashed up barrels, spilt under the windows of the...

Vinohrady from past to present

Out of the districts of Prague, Vinohrady is one of the great examples of artistic sophistication and elegance. It can be found on a hill on the right side of the Vltava, and was born as a genuine autonomous urban community only in the...