Tuscany Kids Tours & Activities
Lucca – Medieval Beasts and 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.
COST: 320 euro 1 – 4 participants + 40 euro each additional participant (net pricing).
Lucca – Lord Guinigi’s Lost Treasure – A Sketch Hunt for Kids and 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. COST: 320 euro for 1 -4 participants + 40 euro each additional participant (net pricing).
Lucca – Treasures of the Pilgrimage Road (3 hours)
A mini version of our week-long Lucca summer kids camps. 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.
COST: 280 euro for 1-4 participants + 40 euro each additional participant.
Private Lessons at Your Tuscan Villa (3 hours)
Our fine arts teacher can customize a lesson for your family at your Tuscan villa. Lesson plan options include sketching and illustration, watercolor, and acrylic painting. We have a selection of themes to suit your kids imagination and your villa’s setting.
COST: 140 euro/hour for 1-6 participants