Villa Cavrois (France), a modern castle

Between guided tours and study sessions, I finally had the chance to visit Villa Cavrois, located in Croix, nearby Roubaix (France), a stone’s throw from Brussels. The Villa was created between 1929 and 1932 for Paul Cavrois, industrialist and owner of the Cavrois-Mahieu company, and his family. It is the work of Robert Mallet-Stevens, an…

Ready for a new adventure

Where have I been in the last weeks?  Around Belgium with a group, as usual. In the pics, some highlights of this last trip. 1) The Stock Exchange building in Antwerp. 2) The Palace of Margaret of Austria in Mechelen. 3) Bruges in the early morning 4) Water and flowers in Ghent And today I’m…

Colorful umbrellas in Veurne

A few days ago, on a really warm and sunny day, I had the pleasure to stop in the city center of Veurne for a walk. My favorite part of the city is certainly the Sint-Walburgapark, located behind the Grote Markt (2nd pic) where I found these colorful umbrellas!

Art Nouveau in Ixelles

One of the gems spotted during the guided tour gave by my colleague Francesco for Guide Italiane in Belgio. This beautiful house, designed by Ernest Blerot, is located in front of the Ixelles Ponds in Brussels.

50 shades of green

50 shades of green at Parc de la Hérronière in Watermael-Boitsfort, Brussels.

The Orient-Express at Gare du Midi

Yesterday morning I gave a guided tour at the Orient-Express exhibition at Train World. In the afternoon I managed to arrive on time at the Gare du Midi to see the Orient-Express Train during its stop in Brussels! It was great! I admired the cars and their internal refined marquetry decorations. I have to admit…

A Romanesque cloister

The Romanesque cloister of the Basilica of Our Lady of Tongeren. Part of it dates from the 12th century. You can enter the cloister  and  the garden at the end of a tour of the Teseum, which houses one of the largest and richest church treasures in the Low Countries. This view is just icing…

Self-portrait by Antoon van Dyck

Even though this portrait was frequently attributed to Rubens, a recent investigation proved that it was painted by Van Dyck himself. The magnetic gaze of the young artist catches the eye of the visitors inside the Rubens House in Antwerp. 

The Orient-Express at Train World

In this period, I have the honor to give guided tours at the exhibition “Orient-Express” hosted at Train World. Until 17 April 2022 you can discover many objects, documents and posters related to the world of the Orient Express which are added to the permanent collection of this great museum. My favorite part: enter the…

An evening walk in Bruges

In January I’ve been busy on a road trip around Belgium focused on art. I showed my client many wonders of this beautiful country. When we were in Bruges we had an evening walk along the canal in order to rest our eyes from all the beauties we saw in the Sint-Janshospitaal and the Groeninge Museum.