A conference in Italy

I just came back from Italy, where I had the chance to participate to a conference organized by the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility, and the Centre for Advanced Studies in Mobilities & Humanities. The event took place at the University of Padoua. I presented the results from my PhD…

At Ooidonk Castle

I finally had the chance to visit again the Ooidonk Castle with a group. The castle is nowadays home to the 6th Count and Countess t’Kint de Roodenbeke and their children. A fellow colleague led us into many beautiful rooms finely decorated and furnished, and let us discover artworks and historical facts about the previous…

The cityscape of Mechelen

The cityscape of Mechelen seen from the Het Anker Brewery. My group loved the profuse whiskey scent of the barrels storage (yes, they produce that too!) and the panoramic view of the city. The guided tour inside the brewery (including a beer tasting!) and the walk in the center of this beautiful city were certainly…

My last weeks

Where have I been in the last weeks? A bit everywhere in Belgium with different groups. One of the tours lasted 5 days. My favorite moments of it: – Meatballs with tomato sauce and a Curtius beer (top left).  – A walk in the Minnewater park in Bruges (top right). – The Strépy-Thieu boat lift…

A walk on the Blankenberge beach

A walk on the Blankenberge beach, the best way of starting the day. Waking up early gives me a head start on my day. It makes me feel more energetic during guided tours and help me get more work done during my office time (yes, tour guides have that too!). Belgium is the perfect country…

A gigantic whale in Ostend

An incredible artwork by Dzia & Sons This gigantic whale is located at Parking P1 Station-Zee, just a few minutes’ walk from the Ostend train station building.

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.

Het Steen

Het Steen is certainly one of the most important sights of Antwerp. It was originally built as a fortress and during the centuries has served the city in many different ways, such as home for disabled soldiers at the beginning of the 19th century. Het Steen today a visitor center that allows you to discover…

A stunning view of Brussels cityscape

I took this picture yesterday evening while walking back home. On the horizon, you can see the Basilica of Koekelberg (on the left), the Atomium, and the Brussels town hall tower (in between the church and the skyscraper). 🚩I usually show this view to my groups when we visit the upper part of the city…