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This carnival revolves around the Battle of Oranges, the biggest food fight in Italy, apparently.

The tradition’s origins are unclear, but one story says the city revolted against its ruler when he tried to rape a miller’s daughter.

Nowadays the townspeople divide themselves into teams and throw fruit at each other.  

Italy, February 9 -10


Travel diary: Ivrea Carnival - forget Tomatina, this festival revolvers around the Battle of the Oranges, Italy, Feb 9 - 10
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