The Battle of the Oranges festival in Ivrea

 

If we look to the past, we’d see that this carnival is connected to the Lord of Ivrea’s attempt to take the virginity of the miller’s daughter on the eve of her wedding, sometime in the 12th or 13th century, as the legend goes.

But she made a bold move – a strike of the sword, and set the town free from his oppression. Continue reading