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El Carnaval de Ivrea

The Ivrea Carnival

The historic Carnival of Ivrea (Piedmont) is famous throughout Italy and abroad. Since the beginning of the 19th century it celebrates the popular rebellion against tyranny with a historical parade and the famous battle of the oranges. In this battle oranges are thrown, about 360,000 kg each year.

The tradition dates back to the Middle Ages: the story goes that the feudal lord who ruled Ivrea wanted to take advantage of the miller's beautiful daughter by claiming his "right of pernulation". The young girl cut off the tyrant's head and the villagers rebelled by throwing stones.

If you want to know more, you can visit the website This historical festival is celebrated between January and February.

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