The town of Vinci, in Tuscany, is known throughout the world for having given birth to the painter and scientist Leonardo da Vinci, to whom two museums are dedicated (the Leonardo Museum and the Ideal Museum Leonardo da Vinci). During the summertime, the town is transformed into a medieval fantasy world during the Unicorn Festival. The first edition took place in 2005, and it’s back once again this year. Let’s find out the details of the 2022 Unicorn Festival!
Special Guests and Events
This year’s edition will take place from July 29 through July 31. There will be many guests of honor including Italian stars such as Cristina D’Avena as well as science fiction authors and Youtubers.
The festival is divided into the following areas: Court of Dreams, Pirate’s Bay, City of Nightmares, Steel Abyss, Knight’s Citadel, Comics and Follies, Bard’s Amphitheater, Enchanted Rock and Gnomes Village. Each of these magical places will host events and shows suitable for all ages.
As you walk through the streets of Vinci, you’ll also come across entertainment, workshops, and stands of all kinds. Plenty of food and drink will be available throughout Vinci and some of the restaurants and taverns have been given a new “look” in the spirit of the festival.
Purchase your ticket in advance online at a discounted rate and avoid the line! You can also buy tickets directly at the entrance.
Getting There and Parking
For those who want to reach the event by public transport, a completely free shuttle service is available to guests. The shuttles pass approximately every 20 minutes with a stop at the Empoli railway station and the Hotel da Vinci di Sovigliana; and the reverse route.
If you come by car, there will be free parking around the outskirts of town where you can catch a shuttle every 10 minutes, that will take you directly to the entrance of the festival.
Dinosaurs, pirates, mermaids, magicians, witches, knights and dragons will be the secret passwords at the Unicorn Festival in Vinci 2022!
You’ll find the detailed program and be able to purchase tickets on their official website
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