Lucca
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Medieval Lucca for Kids: 2-Hour Private Tour

1. Medieval Lucca for Kids: 2-Hour Private Tour

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. 

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Lucca: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

2. Lucca: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

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Lucca: Trekking Bike Rental

3. Lucca: Trekking Bike Rental

Ahoy, brave cyclists: discover Lucca, the wall, the river park, and the lush surrounding countryside with a comfortable trekking bike that allows you to ride on unbeaten paths and unpaved roads. Not sure on your feet yet? Before taking to rough terrain, warm up on Lucca walls: the entire route that rings the city center is ideal for cycling in the open air. Walls are around 4.2 km ( 2,61 mi ) in length and are easy to ride along, as motor vehicles are not permitted. Feel free to freewheel. The old town is mostly pedestrian or restricted to residents only. Conveniently, you can easily reach the river path thanks to a brand new bike path branching directly out from the city center.

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What people are saying about Lucca

Antonietta made us feel welcome. We made bruschetta, tiramusi and pasta together. She doesn't speak English, so there was a translator. When we were done cooking, we had a really nice dinner together with her family and some friends. It was special, because we were invited in her family's home and to be surrounded with Italians. It was a nice local experience and the food was good.

We had a wonderful cooking experience. It was such much fun learning the Italian cooking style, even though we don’t speak proper Italian. The translator did a great job and we will remember this evening for our life. Thank you!

The cooking class was very nice! We learned a lot and we had a very nice lunch we Antoinette and Pierre in they’re beautiful garden/ ranch!

Very well organized, attention to detail, delightful host, and a fun learning experience.

The tour was great !! Many thanks. We enjoyed it very much, not just the kids.