Idds Ivrea carnevale

Dates: Sat, Feb 22, 2020 – Tue, 25, 2020

The orange battle is bright, festive and a bit extreme. The battle of oranges takes place annually in the town of Ivrea. This is a traditional orange fight that preserves an ancient tradition that started in the middle of the 19 century. In the orange light, the celebrators throw fresh oranges to each other. According to history, in the Middle-Ages, beans were thrown by the participants in the street fights. Twice a year, the Landlord used to donate a pot with beans to the poor families. The beans were thrown on the ground so the humiliated poor people supposed to collect it one by one. The beans were replaced by the oranges in the 19 century. Tourists from around the world come to participate in this epic battle on oranges.