René Magritte, Untitled

René Magritte, Untitled (The night), ca.1963. Today I gave a tour at the Magritte Museum and the teenagers in the group really appreciated this painting. I have to admit that it gives me a feeling of peace.

Guided tours at Train World

Last week I was very happy to give several guided tours in Frech at Train World. I also gave a guided tour in Italian organized by Guide Italiane in Belgio and it has been great to guide in my mother tongue. The Orient-Express exhibition will last until April 17 and I strongly recommend a visit!

Discovering the comic book route in Brussels

Yesterday I followed my colleague Francesco during his guided tour focused on the comic book route in the city center of Brussels. It was an amazing experience! The tour has been organized for an Italian-speaking public by Guide Italiane in Belgio, an association of which Francesco and I are members. Francesco showed us many hidden…

A shining Art Nouveau facade

It’s such a sunny day here in Brussels! The sky is blue and the splendid Art Nouveau facades are shining. This one is one of my favorites and certainly one of the most extravagant you can find in Brussels, the Saint-Cyr house, located in Square Ambiorix. It was designed by well-known architect Gustave Strauven at…

The maturing room of the Timmermans Brewery

I’m always happy to take my groups to breweries! In September 2021 I went with an English-speaking group to the Timmermans Brewery for a guided tour and beer tasting. The participants were really satisfied, especially during the tasting part! This special place is located in Itterbeek, a few kilometers away from Brussels, and is the…

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.

The Saint Martin’s Basilica in Halle

A glimpse through the buildings to the tower of the Saint Martin’s Basilica in Halle. This is one of the belfries listed as a World Heritage Site and located in Flanders.The Basilica is worth a visit.