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Let's go to Ivrea's Carnival 2019 - the Battle of Oranges show

Hosted by the Consul of the Milan World Culture Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Mon 04 Mar 12:45 - 17:00

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Dear Folks,

I invite you to the Battle of Orange of Ivrea for this month.
The Historical Carnival of Ivrea is a great Civic Festival, during which the community of Ivrea celebrates its capacity for self-determination, recalling an episode of liberation from tyranny dating back to the Middle Ages.

Legend has it that a baron who starved the city around the year Protected content expelled thanks to the rebellion of a miller's daughter (Violetta) who, betrothed (to Toniotto), did not want to undergo the jus primae noctis imposed by the tyrant at all brides. Climb to the castle beheaded the Baron and lit the popular uprising that ended with the destruction of the building, which was never rebuilt, and with the establishment of the free municipality. The Battle of oranges recalls this rebellion: the people, represented by the nine orange-throwing squares on foot, fights orange against the armies of the feudal lord, represented by shooters on horse-drawn carriages, wearing protectors and masks reminiscent of ancient armor.

After the March of the Historical Procession on foot for the visit to the Orange Squad Teams: Tuchini del Borghetto, Mercenaries, Devils, Panthers, Credendars, Chess, Arduini, Ace of Spades and Death you will have the opportunity to see live the "Battle of oranges ".

The nine walking Squads give life to the Battle of oranges with shooters on Pariglie and Tirri to four on a single path: Piazza Ottinetti, Piazza di Città, Borghetto, Piazza del Rondolino and Piazza Freguglia.

Please come here with a head helmet because they could get orange on you in the battle.
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See u on Monday!