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Orange Battle

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great spectacle!!!

must see ,it is as good as it can be fantastic atmosphere........ dont wear any nice clothes there... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
vince M
London, United Kingdom
A true spectacle you can't miss

See thousand of people fighting between on the ground teams and chariots in the city squares is an... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2018
Ivrea, Italy
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This is one of Italy’s most unusual festivals. Held during carnival in mid-winter, the entire town of Ivrea near Turin turns into a battlefield where oranges are thrown in the streets, reenacting a legendary battle for freedom from oppression. There...more
Via Palestro, 10015 Ivrea, Italy
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

must see ,it is as good as it can be fantastic atmosphere........ dont wear any nice clothes there since you are VERY likely to get at least one orange if not more splattered on you from a great distance!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

See thousand of people fighting between on the ground teams and chariots in the city squares is an incredible spectacle you should see live at least once, have you ever seen 300+ tons of oranges thrown every battle day. It provides a different emotion. By...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2017

The celebration itself stems from an evil duke in the 1200's who violated a popular local maiden on the eve of her wedding, which triggered a riot and permanent change in the way that the people are treated. The red stocking caps are supposed to...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

I heard about this and decided to visit northern italy in february so i could do this. My wife thought i was crazy and watched. I had so much fun despite a few but not too many bruises. Tins of people and well behaved. Great...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank rcaldin
Reviewed March 20, 2016

Hellò! If you like enjoy without being a boring over-pius people complaing for wasting food and the hunger in the world, well if you are such a dull man/woman please stay home. If you are not, come to the great historical carnival of Ivrea the...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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February 15, 2017|
Response from Francesco Giova... Z |
Hi Paul. The battle takes place all over the city, but there are some points (called "Zone di tiro") were you can enjoy it better: my favorites are Piazza Ottinetti and Piazza Nazionale, but another very caracteristic point... More
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