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Opening hours

  • Sunday

    8:00 AM - 7:30 PM

  • Monday

    8:00 AM - 7:30 PM

  • Tuesday

    8:00 AM - 7:30 PM

  • Wednesday

    8:00 AM - 7:30 PM

  • Thursday

    8:00 AM - 7:30 PM

  • Friday

    8:00 AM - 7:30 PM

  • Saturday

    8:00 AM - 7:30 PM

About the company

Arte al Sole brings families on a creative cultural adventure through city streets or the Italian countryside, while teaching them about the art, culture, history, stories, language and even cooking of Italy. Private tours, cooking classes or art workshops for the whole family, or just the kids!

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Florence - DaVinci Workshop

180 min

Our arts education and fine artist docent will take families to the Leonardo DaVinci museum to explore interactive exhibits and compare themes in science, art, and invention. She will bring sketchbooks and materials for brainstorming and engaging pro

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Florence Family City Tour through Medieval & Renaissance Life

180 min

Our arts education and fine artist docent will take families and children in Florence on an artistic adventure replete with sketch books for a hands-on discovery of Medieval and Renaissance life in the city. We'll take an in-depth look at the people,

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Florence - Art School for Kids or Family

90 min

Parents can get some grown-up time to explore Florence while we work with the kids on a chosen project ranging from drawing & painting (the basis of art) to fresco / graffito, mosaic, mixed media, or sculpture under the guidance of our studio artist

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Florence - Family Ceramics Class

150 min

This course begins with an art history lesson explaining the origins and techniques of typical Tuscan ceramic arts, followed by a step-by-step workshop on painting plates with typical Renaissance designs along with a snack and tea or wine in the arti

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Florence - Family Uffizi Tour, Skip-the-line, child-friendly and kid-focused!

180 min

A museum tour designed with the Arte al Sole Visual Thinking & Self-Guided Critical Inquiry learning philosophy. The best way to visit the Uffizi Gallery as a family. In 3 hrs, we offer an in-depth exploration focusing on engaging children to intera

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Florence - Boboli Gardens Sketch Hunt / Family Tour!

180 min

We will wander through the enchanting maze of gardens that once served as the playground for Florentine elites through the centuries. Here, kids will get to sketch and bring the sculptures scattered throughout the grounds to life. A great place for a

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Florence - Florentine Traditional Paper Marbling - Paper Making Art Lab

180 min

Fun for the whole family! Discover the marvels of marbling, a typical Florentine tradition to make your very own stunning paper creations. Bring home beautiful paper for decorating a notebook, a gift, or text books! 290 euro (family 2-4 ppl) + 50 eu

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Florence - Uncovering Piazza Signoria's Myths & Legends & the Tales of the Sculpture Loggia

90 min

In the historical center, Piazza Signoria marks an important landmark of the political and family powers of the city. The Loggia’s open air gallery with ancient & renaissance sculpture will be brought to life as we uncover the myths & symbols represe

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Florence - Rose Garden Sketch Hunt

90 min

Located just below the panoramic viewpoint of Piazzale Michelangelo, families can cool off and enjoy some time far from the maddening crowds in this hidden gem in Florence’s San Niccolò neighborhood. Kids will wander the grounds while exploring the u

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Florence - Artisan Book Binding Lab

180 min

Take some down time and practice your own artistic talents. In this private session with parents & kids or on your own(!) you’ll create and complete your own masterpiece with an intense private art session with our Fine Arts Master, just like in the

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Florence - The Bargello Fortress / Museum

150 min

Considered the 'Uffizi' for Renaissance Sculpture, we will take families in to explore some of its amazing collections, focusing - for the kids - on the sculptures, myths & legends of some of the most notable renaissance sculpture, exploring the char

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Pisa - Art of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

120 min

Join our art docent as she guides you and your children through creating your very own modern interpretation of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. A great way to see the Leaning Tower and make more of your trip to Pisa! 265 euro for family of 4. All material

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Venice - Mystery & Fantasy: Treasure Hunt Exploration & Art Workshop

180 min

A treasure hunt for the whole family. An original way to discover the mysteries and symbols illustrating the history of Venice. With the help of a map, photos of clues, a quiz and a fun and engaging teacher, Venice's fascinating curiosities are broug

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Venice - Murano Glassworking Studio Visit with Glass Bead Art Workshop

180 min

Visit an actual Glassblowing Furnace on the Venetian island of Murano. Our docents will help you discover the fine art of the master craftsmen who have been creating beautiful hand-blown glass objects and artworks here for centuries. We meet up on t

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Venice - Mask-Making Workshop • Carnevale Traditions

90 min

Families will venture out of the crowds and into the enchanting world of Venice masquerades! Kids will learn about this most Venetian style of dress, and kids will get to choose and create their own papier-maché mask, decorating it as per the traditi

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Venice - Last Minute Mystery & Fantasy Treasure Hunt

90 min

A treasure hunt for the whole family while you compete against other families! An original way to discover the mysteries and symbols illustrating the history of Venice. With the help of a map, photos of clues, a quiz and a fun and engaging teacher, V

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Venice - The Merchant of Venice: A Boat Tour Game for Families

150 min

Your mission: Build your very own palace overlooking the Grand Canal. In this fantastical role-playing game, you are a family of merchants, just arrived in Venice. Enjoy an engaging private boat ride along the Grand Canal to be fully immersed in lif

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Venice - Lion Hunt!

150 min

Symbol of Venice, the entire island is peppered with the famous winged lion. But there are plenty more lion beasts to discover. We'll take you into a stunning quiet section of town, where your kids will spot the stone lions and learn about the places

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Venice - Gondola Making Experience

150 min

Open only to a select few each week, we'll take your family for a guided tour of a gondola making site, to see Venetian craftsmen at work in a centuries-old tradition of woodwork. After, kids will get to sketch their very own dream gondola with our

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Venice for Teens - The Tiepolo Affair & the Burning of the Rialto Bridge

150 min

It’s 1310, and a group of aristocrats plot to overthrow the Doge - the Governor of the old Venetian Republic. In this role playing game for the whole family, participants will discover some of the court intrigue and repercussions of Venice’s turbulen

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Venice for Teens - Boating Adventure across the Venetian Lagoon

180 min

Join our Venetian sailor to discover some of the unknown and distant islands of Venice! We leave the chaos of the city behind and enjoy a day out, like real Venetians. We'll take off in search of the flora & fauna on the mysterious islands – the earl

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Rome - Mystery, Machines & Mosaic Making

180 min

Our very favorite haunt! Families will be taken to one of the most fascinating and little known museums in all of Rome, a mixture of machinery & ancient statues. Here, we'll feast our eyes on massive mosaics & much much more before going to our exclu

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Rome - The Bridges Of Rome & The Mighty Tiber River

90 min

A walking tour and art project leading from the Temples of Hercules Victor and Portunus across from Rome’s famed Mouth of Truth - Bocca della Verità. Families will hear about some of the places along the Tiber while learning about the architecture fr

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Rome - Myths & Legends Sketch Hunt On Rome's Capitoline Hill

90 min

Kids will discover the symbols of power from ancient times to today in this interactive workshop surrounding the piazza designed by none other than Michelangelo. Kids will learn as they sketch about the city's seat of power – its flags, shields, dres

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Rome - The Appian Way: Of Gladiators & Chariot Races

180 min

Just outside the city center, a stone's throw from the Circus Maximus, we start at the Museo nella Mura, The Museum inside the Wall, that once protected the City of Rome at the top of the Appian Way. From there, we’ll head over to the Mausoleum of M

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Rome - Piazza Navona Sketch Hunt!

90 min

We will venture in and around Piazza Navona to discover the wild animals carved in stone...and hear their incredible stories along the way! Kids will make up their own legends by the end of their experience around the piazzas and alleyways of central

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Rome - Art Over The Forum

150 min

Crowning the very central piazza of all Rome, atop one of the its famed seven hills, Italy’s capital still stands. From a special viewpoint families or kids-only can paint the scene stretching before them, with our special art lesson overlooking the

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Rome - Fresco and Mosaic Restoration Workshop

150 min

Have a private showing of the restoration process of 16th century wall frescos and mosaics from Roman Thermal Baths dating back to the 2nd Century BC. Kids will view up close as art historians, archaeologists, architects, chemists and physicists bri

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Rome - Skip The Line Colosseum or Colosseum/Forum/Palatine Hill Tour

270 min

Families can enjoy a skip-the-line tour through the Colosseum & Forum with our exclusive Tour Guide before meeting our art docent who will engage your kids with sketching and painting with natural inks just like the Ancient Romans used. Tickets are

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Rome - Archaeological Dig in the Roman Forum

210 min

Travel back in time and discover remains from Imperial Rome. Working along side a professional archaeologist on a real excavation, your kids will be amazed by the mosaics, astounded by the Roman architecture that has permitted these structures to st

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Rome - Trajan's Column - Create your own Ancient Roman Comic Strip

150 min

Your family will dive into the Palazzo Valentini (off Piazza Venezia) to see the ancient domus and grounds underneath and then come out view Trajan's Column up close! Afterward, we will take a look at NatGeo's stop-gap animation of the making of th

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Lucca - Medieval Beasts & Mystical Symbols

180 min

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

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Lucca - Lord Guinigi's Lost Treasure - A Sketch Hunt for Kids & Families

180 min

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 Guinig

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Lucca - Treasures of the Pilgrimage Road

180 min

A mini version of our week-long Lucca session. Set on the Via Francigena, the pilgrimage road connecting Canterbury to Rome, Medieval & Renaissance Lucca contained treasures of many forms that contributed to the city's sophistication and beauty. Chil

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​Lucca - Biking & Building through the Walls

180 min

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'll hear the stories of Lucca'

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Viareggio - It's World Famous Carnival City

180 min

We'll take your family to Carnival Village housing some of the most creative artworks around – to see papier-mâché employed to create huge superhero figures, jokesters and outrageous carnival floats as they're readied for Mardi-Gras. Our specialized

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Sicily - VIP Puppet Making Lab - Puppet show - Backstage Visit

240 min

Come discover the town of Ortigia (right on the outskirts of Syracuse) and experience a traditional Sicilian form of theater that is both ancient and contemporary, dating back to the early 1800's. After visiting the puppet museum and being marvelled

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Sicily - Chocolate Making - Discover the Secrets of Ancient Modican Chocolate

180 min

Made in the Sicilian town of Modica, on the outskirts of Syracuse, this Aztec-inspired chocolate is one of the world’s best-kept secrets. Learn these secrets of making ancient Modican chocolate with recipes that have been handed down over the years.

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Sicily - Papyrus Making Lab and Papyrus Farm Tour

180 min

We will introduce your family to the production and history of papyrus scrolls and items used to make papyrus paper and to write on it in ancient times. At a family run papyrus farm, where they have preserved this art form for over three generations

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Pisa - Art of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

120 min

Join our art docent as she guides you and your children through creating your very own modern interpretation of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. A great way to see the Leaning Tower and make more of your trip to Pisa! 265 euro for family of 4. All material

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