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Vinci is known all around the world because it’s the birthplace of the one and only, scientist and painter- Leonardo da Vinci. There are two museums dedicated to him: the Museo Leonardiano in Vinci and the Museo Ideale Leonardo da Vinci. During the summer, the town of Vinci hosts a festival dedicated to the medieval fantasy world– Festa dell’Unicorno or the Unicorn Festival. This festival was created in 2005 by Circolo Fantasy of Vinci, and this year’s edition is from July 27th through July 29th, 2018.


There will be some special guests like actor Sean Astin (from the cast of the Lord of the Rings trilogy), the dubber Christian Iansante and host of a popular art show on Italian TV, Giovanni Muciaccia. The festival is divided into various sections: court of dreams, bay of pirates, city of nightmares, steel abyss, stronghold of knights, comics and madness, amphitheatre of the bard, enchanted fortress and the village of gnomes.

In the court of dreams there will be oriental and gothic dances, street art and juggling, and Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones productions. In the bay of pirates the tourist will be able to see a parade of fantastic creatures and they can take part in pirate games. The falconry shows, the medieval duels and the medieval encampment will be in the stronghold of knights, and in the enchanted fortress there will be medieval concerts and a fantasy creatures contest. In the steel abyss there will be Star Wars productions, Doctor Who and Stargate, an escape room and a paintball shooting area.

unicorn-festival-vinciThe concerts of Cristina D’Avena, Gem Boy, Epica and Modena City Ramblers will be in the amphitheatre of the bard. The cosplay contest, the convention with Sean Astin, the Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon and Magic tournaments and the videogame area will be in the comics and madness area. In the city of nightmares, tourists will find a zombie area, a horror escape room and a soft air shooting area. In the village of gnomes there will be medieval challenges and games, a parade of elves and shows for the children.

Tickets can be purchased directly at the festival, or at every BoxOffice point, and on the website Prices of the tickets are € 12 (full ticket), € 8 (reduced ticket), € 23 (two day pass) and € 28 (three day pass). Free entry for residents of the festival workers/participants. Vinci residents pay € 5. Residents between between 11 and 16 years old, or in costume pay € 3.

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