Private Tour: Kids In Lucca - Stepping Back In Time To The Middle Ages.

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:30am morning tour, 2:30 afternoon tour
  • Departure Details :
    St Martin Cathedral, Piazza Antelminelli, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Piazza Napoleone, Napoleone, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Join a specialized guide to bring the Middle Ages to life for childrenwith this 2-hour kid-friendly tour of Lucca. Walk inthe footsteps of the manypilgrims who visited during the Middle Ages to venerate the wooden crucifix called the 'Volto Santo' (Holy Face).Visit the historic Zecca (Mint) where a replica of the coins used in that period will be minted for you. Attempt to discover the secrets concealed in the facades of churches.Have some gelato at the end of the tour.


Ideal choice for families

Multiple departure times and locations available

Step back in time on a history tour

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Fully narrated tour

Led by a local guide

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Stop At: Lucca's Duomo (Cattedrale di San Martino), Lucca, Province of Lucca, Tuscany

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

Stop At: Museo della zecca, Lucca, Province of Lucca, Tuscany

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

Stop At: San michele in foro, Lucca, Province of Lucca, Tuscany

At the Church of San Michele (Saint Michael), more investigative work awaits. Attempt to uncover the secrets hidden in its spectacular faade, including stories of mythical animals and ancient legends.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Via fillungo, Lucca, Province of Lucca, Tuscany

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 faades 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


Private tour

Local guide


Ice cream

Entrace fees to the Cathedral and to the Mint

Entry/Admission - Lucca's Duomo (Cattedrale di San Martino)

Entry/Admission - Museo della Zecca

Additional Info

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

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regular temperature checks for staff

Lucca was not hit badly by the Covid-19 epidemic and currently registers no cases. Our tour takes place, for the most part, outdoors. Nevertheless, we will enforce social distancing and the use of masks until the end of the pandemic.

Traveler Reviews

  • 14-Oct-2021

    Die schönen Bäume auf den Türmen und die noch intakte und weitläufige Stadtmauer. Viele Details der Geschichte von Lucca erzählt erhalten.

  • 10-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.

  • 09-Sep-2019

    Esperienza davvero interessante e coinvolgente! Abbiamo partecipato con i nostri bimbi (7 e 5 anni), entusiasti di scoprire i segreti della città sui passi del pellegrino dell via Francigena. Grazie a Vittoria che si è dimostrata competente, paziente e simpatica!