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Private tour: Kids in Lucca - Stepping Back in Time to the Middle Ages.

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Lucca, Italy

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Overview

Inspire the imagination of your children with this 2-hour kid-focused Middle Ages tour in Lucca. Let an experienced guide lead you back in time to learn about the pilgrims who made their way to see the 'Volto Santo,' a wooden crucifix, in Lucca in the Middle Ages. See the city's historic mint and receive a copy of a coin from that era. Sample some gelato at the end of the tour.
  • 2-hour kid-focused Middle Ages tour of Lucca
  • See some of Lucca's top sights, including the Cathedral of San Martino and Church of San Michele
  • Admire the famous 'Volto Santo' inside the cathedral
  • Watch a Medieval coin being made for each child in the group
  • Get a gelato at the end of the tour
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Departure Point

St Martin Cathedral, Piazza Antelminelli, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy

Return Details

Piazza Napoleone, P.za Napoleone, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy
Choose a morning or afternoon tour and meet your guide in central Lucca near the Cathedral of San Martino.

Begin by admiring the facade of the cathedral to see representations of flowers, animals, and stories that tell the lives of the saints. Enter the cathedral to see the 'Volto Santo' (Holy Face), the wooden crucifix that pilgrims during the Middle Ages came to see.

As you walk through Lucca's charming historic center, pay attention to the buildings that line the streets, many of which were once private homes for the city's wealthy and noble families. Learn from your guide how to decipher the meanings behind the various facades.

Visit the Zecca, Lucca's historic mint, to see a replica of a coin from the Middle Ages made for each child in the group. Stop at the Church of San Michele to once again 'read' the stories on the facade, including some featuring legends and myths.

Finish the tour with a gelato.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Lucca's Duomo (Cattedrale di San Martino)
Meet your guide near the Cathedral of San Martino in the historic center of Lucca to begin a kid-focused walking tour of the city's Middle Ages sights and history. Start at the Cathedral of San Martino, where the beauty of the colors and the intricacy of the designs of its exterior will dazzle you as they did the pilgrims who flocked to Lucca for centuries. Animals, flowers, tales of saints, and a labyrinth will greet you before entering the Cathedral where the ancient wooden crucifix called the 'Volto Santo' (Holy Face) is contained. Through the inquisitive eyes of your child, you will discover all the intriguing legends and miracles associated with these symbols.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Museo della Zecca
Head for the historic mint where, before your very eyes, replicas of the ancient coins of Lucca will be produced and each child will receive one as a Medieval souvenir. The historic Mint is one of the oldest in Italy (operating since 650 a.C.)
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
San Michele in Foro
At the Church of San Michele (Saint Michael), more investigative work awaits. Attempt to uncover the secrets hidden in its spectacular façade, including stories of mythical animals and ancient legends.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Via Fillungo
Stroll through the historic center and charming streets of Lucca, such as Via Fillungo and Via Santa Croce, where you and your children will learn to 'read' the façades of the tower houses that once belonged to the wealthy merchants of Lucca. After so much work and mystery, it's time for a well-earned gelato break - and of course, only the best gelato in town will do.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Turislucca

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private tour: Kids in Lucca - Stepping Back in Time to the Middle Ages. ?
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The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Private tour: Kids in Lucca - Stepping Back in Time to the Middle Ages. ?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private tour: Kids in Lucca - Stepping Back in Time to the Middle Ages. .
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private tour: Kids in Lucca - Stepping Back in Time to the Middle Ages. ?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Private tour: Kids in Lucca - Stepping Back in Time to the Middle Ages. .

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Bello ma forse mi sarei aspettato di più.
Mario_M
, Aug 2020
Un tuffo nel passato tra le mura di Lucca, e la nistra guida è riuscita a suscitare interessare anche sulle nostre bambine di 5 ed 8 anni.
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Ci dispiace di non aver soddisfatto a pieno le Sue aspettative. Essendo un tour impostato per i bambini ci fa molto piacere di essere riusciti ad interessare le vostre bambine, significa che siamo riusciti a raggiungere il nostro obbiettivo. Speriamo di potervi trovare nuovamente a Lucca in futuro.
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