Art in the Walled City "Treasures of the Pilgrimage Road" - Lucca's array of wonderfully intact historical sites makes it a must-see stop on any Tuscan itinerary and a perfect family-friendly location for Arte al Sole artealsole.com. Lucca's historic center, with medieval towers and nearly 100 churches, is completely enclosed by its famous Renaissance walls, a lively and safe pedestrian city perfect for walking, biking, shopping, and renowned dining. Lucca makes a nice base for visiting Pisa, Florence, the Tuscan coast, and the scenic Garfagnana region to the north. The Lucca hills boast the regional olive and wine road, running from Lucca to the hilltown of Montecarlo. The city is abuzz with concerts and events that draw locals and tourists alike during the summer.
Arte al Sole is a summer day camp for international children offering week-long sessions based on the art, culture, and natural science of Italy with locations in Panicale, Umbria; Lucca, Montepulciano, and Florence in Tuscany; Rome; and Amalfi Coast. Children ages 6-12 will explore the artistic and natural wonders of these inspiring environments through exciting and engaging activities in art history, fine arts principles, nature walks, sketching and painting, collage, architecture, sculpture, craftsmanship, and science. Each session includes a cooking lesson preparing regional dishes and a fieldtrip to local museums and architectural sites. The program is entirely in English, offering an optimal language immersion experience for children of all ages and languages. A teen leadership program is also offered for students ages 13-17.