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Festa dell'Unicorno (Unicorn Festival) 2024 in Florence

The biggest fantasy festival in the country

Dates: July 26–28, 2024

Festa dell'Unicorno (Unicorn Festival)
Festa dell'Unicorno (Unicorn Festival)
Festa dell'Unicorno (Unicorn Festival)

Immerse yourself in a world full of magical creatures! Festa dell'Unicorno gathers fairies, elves, and sirens during the two editions of the Festival per year—the winter edition in Fortezza da Basso in Florence (Firenze Fantasy) and the summer edition in Vinci, about an hour away from Florence.

Events & Activities

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 the 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.

Don't forget to visit the fair market in the center of 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.

Areas

The Festa dell'Unicorno features a variety of thematic areas designed to provide unique experiences for attendees of all ages. In the Steel Abyss, visitors can participate in Laser Tag, explore a Paintball shooting range, and join the Padawan School hosted by the Florence Knights. The Citadel of the Knights offers a medieval camp experience and captivating Falconry shows. Comics and Follies include activities such as the Battle of the Galleons and live concerts. The Gnome Village showcases an exhibition of LEGO® works and hosts the RetroGames Area.

For those seeking thrills, the City of Nightmares presents Horror Stories, Agatha's Nightmare, and the chilling Alley of Fear. Pirate Bay invites guests to engage in Wizards' Chess, experience the Unicorno green screen, and witness the Departure of the Unicorn Army Parade. Meanwhile, the Enchanted Fortress and Court of Dreams provide magical settings for relaxation and enchantment, while Steam Valley embraces a steampunk aesthetic with thematic activities and displays.

Tickets

Tickets to the Festa dell'Unicorno are priced to accommodate different groups of attendees. A 1-day ticket costs €12, while kids' tickets are available for €9. Visitors in costume enjoy a discounted rate of €7, and infants can enter for just €1. Free entry is reserved for specific groups, including individuals with disabilities over 65%, residents in the event area, and babies, ensuring accessibility and inclusivity for all attendees at the festival.

Vinci: What To See

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.

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Authors: Sophia Andrus