Tuscany Kids Tours & Activities

Visiting Tuscany with Kids is more fun when the kids can experience the art, culture, and cuisine of this beautiful region on their own level. Arte al Sole offers private art classes and workshops, cooking classes, and family tours in Lucca and at your Tuscan lodging throughout the year. Book our exceptionally local Tuscany kids tours and activities below, or contact us about putting together a complete custom activities program for your family holiday in Tuscany.

Lucca – Medieval Beasts & Mystical Symbols (3 hours)

Our sketch tour for families gets kids looking and drawing some of the most famous beasts and mystical
symbols depicted all around Lucca. Kids will be challenged to find a menagerie of animals on the most
famous churches in town, on towers, buildings and shops, finishing at the stunning church of San Frediano.
Along the way, children will create a comic strip, incorporating the images we have explored into their own
cartoon story. A unique memento of their visit to Lucca! All materials included. 240 euro 1 – 4 participants +
30 euro each additional participant.

Lucca – Lord Guinigi’s Lost Treasure – A Sketch Hunt for Kids & Families (3 hours)

This classic discovery of Lucca follows a storytelling narrative through the Ages bringing families thru an
Adventure in Time from Roman Emperors to Napoleon where kids experience a kind of treasure hunt in a
quest to uncover the powerful Lord Guinigi’s lost treasure. As the children search for clues to its
whereabouts, they discover the interconnections of famous elements of art and architecture in Lucca.
Along the way, they sketch key points that might be important clues, followed by an architectural

watercolor project in the beloved Piazza Anfiteatro. All materials included. Entrance tickets to the
cathedral extra (2 euro/child). 240 euro for 1 -4 participants + 30 euro each additional participant.


​Lucca – Biking and Building through the Walls (3 hours)

For a great overview of all of Lucca, families will rent bikes with our guide and journey around the great
defensive walls of Lucca, stopping to see exactly how it was built over time, and what each component
served. You will hear the stories of Lucca’s brutal past, marked by battles, along what today is a peaceful walled passageway above the town. We will visit inside some of the bastions and around its famed piazze.
Classic bicycles, Tandem bikes or Carts available for rental. 240 euro for 1 -4 participants + 30 euro each
additional participant.

Lucca – Treasures of the Pilgrimage Road (3 hours)

A mini version of our week-long Lucca session. Set on the Via Francigena, the pilgrimage road connecting
Canterbury to Rome, Medieval and Renaissance Lucca contained treasures of many forms that contributed to
the city’s sophistication and beauty. Children pretend to be pilgrims, discovering signs of the transition
from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance as they explore the artistic and natural wonders as well as
breakthroughs that inspired innovation in art, commerce, and civic life. Families will get to keep a pilgrim’s journal with notes and sketches about the signs of pilgrims’ in the city. All materials included. Entrance tickets to the cathedral not included (2 euro/child). 240 euro for 1 -4
participants + 30 euro each additional participant.