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…

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.

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…

A stroll in the Cinquantenaire Park

Today I had a stroll in the Cinquantenaire Park. It’s a great place to have a break from the chaos of the city  After a transfer service from the Brussels Airport and the European district I had the chance to enjoy the beautiful spring sunny day in this unique place.

Chocolate workshop

An activity that I really enjoyed this week. A chocolate workshop at The Belgian Chocolate Makers during which my group learned how to create the méndiants, melted chocolate studded with different toppings. They had a lot of fun and it was difficult for me to resist the chocolate temptation!

Memorable sunny days

It is really sunny here in Brussels and the last days were memorable! I traveled around Belgium with a nice family. We visited Brussels, Bruges and Ghent. We had lunch in Damme to avoid the crowd!

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…

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.

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…