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  1. Italy
  2. Province of Lucca
  3. Lucca
  4. Lucca Cathedral

Medieval Lucca for Kids: 2-Hour Private Tour

Product ID: 279562
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On this guided tour for kids - also suitable for adults - discover the historic center of Lucca, walking in the footsteps of the multitudes of pilgrims and silk merchants that visited the city during the Middle Ages.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the city through the inquisitive eyes of medieval pilgrims
  • Have a "lucchese" medieval coin will be minted for you
  • Discover the hidden secrets and the misterious symbols on the facades of the churches
  • Draw the lions, dragons, mermaids and griffons seen on the facades of the churches in a sketchbook
  • Explore Lucca subterranean area of one of the Walls' most imposing bastions
Full description
Begin your guided 2-hour private tour at St. Martin Cathedral in the city center of Lucca. The intricacy of the design of the exterior of the cathedral will greet you, then enter to cathedral and allow for mythical animals and ancient legends to be unveiled as you explore. Your guide will explain the symbols seen and the intriguing legends and miracles associated with them. Throughout the tour, sketch the lions, dragons, mermaids, and griffons as seen on the facades of the churches and learn to read the façades of the tower houses that once belonged to the wealthy merchants of Lucca.

Continue your tour with a visit to the Church of San Michele where you will find graffiti left inside and outside of the church by silk merchants. From the church, stroll through the medieval streets of Lucca and discover the subterranean area of the city, the walls of the city. After you will visit the historic Zecca, the oldest mint in Europe founded in 650 A.D, and learn how to mint a replica of the oldest European coin. Then finsih your tour with a well-earned gelato. 
Includes
  • Guided tour
  • Pencils and sketchbooks
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to the Cathedral of San Martino and to the Old Mint
  • Ice cream

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Meeting point

In front of the Cathedral main entrance

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From £139.68 Per group up to 20