Photographer's Note

The family of Witigonen (Vitkovci) belonged to the most significant and the oldest Czech families which settled the region of South Bohemia.

According to the legend the family has its origins in Ancient Rome. Witigonen were related to the Roman Ursini family, who is said to have resided on the mountain "Mons Rosarum", near the city of Rome. After Rome was plundered by the hordes of the Visigoth, the family left the city, and one of its members named Vítek travelled together with his wife and child up to the north, passed the Donau river and settled in Southern Bohemia. He started a new family there and gradually acquired extensive domains, which he gave to his five sons before his death. Each son received a coat-of-arms with a five-petalled rose, the color of which symbolized each particular dominion.

So much for legend. Tommorow we'll get to know some of the historical reality.

So, the new serie from the Czech Republic.
"Bohemian Rose" - Cesky Krumlov, uniquely preserved medieval town.

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