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Medieval Lucca for Kids: 2-Hour Private Tour

Activity provider: Coop. Turislucca

Medieval Lucca for Kids: 2-Hour Private Tour

Activity provider: Coop. Turislucca

From US$ 172.98 per group up to 50

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.

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Duration 2 hours
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Italian, English, German, French, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
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  • 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. 
  • Guided tour
  • Pencils and sketchbooks
  • 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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We were accompanied by Anna who, with her irony and competence, made the experience both educational and fun. Visiting Lucca was instructive and gave us an overview that we will not fail to explore on other occasions. Visit to be recommended for people of all ages who have an interest in living for a few hours in a bygone era.

December 27, 2022

We met up with our guide, Anna - she was an amazing stortteller, and gave us a great tour around the center of Lucca. We had a 4 year Old girl with us, and she was totally focused. The idea with the notebook is really good, but it could have been even better if there also was notebooks for the ‘grown ups’.

August 4, 2022

Very interesting and personal tour. The sketches (reason for the booking) were not needed at all, it was that exciting. The TG made the children curious with many questions, so that they absorbed the explanations in an exciting way. Was also interesting and instructive for us parents. And thanks for the crumbled focchaggi. This tour will be remembered for a long time. Many many thanks.

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October 8, 2021

Product ID: 279562