Private tour

Medieval Lucca for Kids: 2-Hour Private Tour

Medieval Lucca for Kids: 2-Hour Private Tour

Activity provider: Coop. Turislucca

From US$ 169 per group up to 20

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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Live tour guide
Italian, English, German, French, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

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
  • Entrance fees to the Cathedral of San Martino and to the Old Mint
  • Ice cream
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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In front of the Cathedral main entrance

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5 /5

based on 5 reviews

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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

A great and interesting guided tour for children and parents, thank you very much!!

August 19, 2021

Great tour guide who took her time. The children were really involved and there were also exciting new facts for us parents. All in all a great, exciting and highly recommended tour for young and old!

July 6, 2021

Product ID: 279562