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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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5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

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.

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’.

Highly recommend! Our kids (8 and 5) were absolutely engaged the whole time. Our guide Lucia, who was born in Lucca had little activities for them to do before each sight along the way and present the tour to interest and engage the children. They LOVED it!

Great private guided tour of Lucca where everyone is catered for. All questions were patiently answered. Even the little one liked it.

Absolutely fantastic tour. Kids loved the lady, Anna. She was so knowledgeable and had a really great way with the kids