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Unicorn Festival in Vinci 2023

The event starts at

28 July 2023


The event ends at

30 July 2023

In Vinci, near Florence, from Friday until Sunday the 16th edition of the Unicorn Festival, the biggest fantasy event in Italy, with elves, fairies and fantastic creatures.

During the three days, attendees can visit about 300 shows such as elves' weddings, unicorn parties, elves' parades, live music concerts, and special exhibitions. Fun competitions include Challenge of Magical Arts or the Best Fantasy Creature Contest. Festa dell'Unicorno features eight themed areas, featuring cosplay, role-playing activities, and celebrity guests. Meet star actors like "Highlander" Christopher Lambert, Sean Austin, who starred in Lord of the Rings, or Isaac Hempstead-Wright, starring as Bran Stark in Game of Thrones.

Challenge of Magical Arts

Challenge of Magical Arts

Don't forget to visit the fair market in the centre of the medieval town with themed venues, animations, and shows. The final day of the festival features a large pyrotechnic show over the 13th-century Guidi castle, dominating the town.

The town of Vinci is famous not only for its well preserved medieval castle. It's renowned as the birthplace of the genius artist and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci. Don't miss Museo Leonardiano with the display of the inventions from Leonardo's notebooks as well as Casa Natale di Leonardo, the house where Leonardo da Vinci was born. There are a few copies of his drawings and other works.

Learn more about the Unicorn Festival in Vinci

Here are the steps to plan your trip

1. Go to the official website and double check the event availability, prices and regulations.

2. Check below the accommodations in hotels in Vinci available during the the event. ⤵︎

How to find best prices for hotels

2.1. Pick a hotel room by location and by price.

2.2. The search is done for 1 guest and the entire duration of the event. Click on the 'Filter', 'Guests', and 'Dates' buttons to adjust the search.

🏨 In the 'Filters' section, you can tell if you are looking for hotels or vacation homes. Here, you can filter the results by stars, review ratings, and budget.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 In this section, you can specify the number of guests (adults and children) and the number of rooms you want to book.

📆 Finally, you can change the date of your stay.

2.3. Save more money! Some hotel rooms are provided by multiple hotel booking websites. You will see them on the top of the hotel room details when you hover the mouse over the room. Be it, Expedia, Trivago, Opodo, or other providers, select the best price provider for the room during the chosen period.

2.4. If hotel rooms are not available around the event location, you can zoom out or search by a nearby city/town name. If you have a specific hotel in mind, you can even search the particular hotel name.

2.5. Bonus tip: Switch to Experiences search. Perhaps you will find great tours and activities!

2.6. Pro tip: The map of the experiences may help you find the most vibrant areas in the city and the best locations where you can look for accommodations for your stay.

3. Check the flight, bus, and train travel options to the event location

4. If everything is fine you can buy all the tickets

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