This weekend: Unicorn Festival in Vinci, Italy
Stars and Stripes July 25, 2012
Fair maidens, elves, pirates and creatures from alternate realms await visitors Saturday and Sunday to Vinci, Italy, near Florence.
The Tuscan city’s Unicorn Festival combines medieval merriment with a generous dose of fantasy. Activities will be spread out over five distinctive zones taking over the old town. The festival will feature a Middle Ages market, an elf parade, falconry demonstrations, dancing, jesters, a procession of witches, wandering musicians and fire displays. A chance to search for treasure awaits those who venture to the Bay of Pirates.
The event begins at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday’s program starts at 10 a.m. On both days, activities run late into the night.
Adult entry is 8 euros; visitors up to age 10 get in free. Save by booking tickets online in advance. For more, see www.festaunicorno.com (Italian only).