Battle of the oranges involves around half a million kilograms of oranges.
Yes, this is the Battle of the Oranges. It takes place in the city of Ivrea, and it presents an organized event steeped in history.
Basically, it is a story about people rebelling against the cruel and tyrannic government – now transformed into a carnival that attracts around 100,000 spectators every year.
Anyone can become a spectator, but there’s a thing you must take into consideration – you can suffer serious injuries, so for those who are not so enthusiastic, we strongly suggest relaxing and watching the battle from a distance.
It’s, of course, important to wear a hat, or head wrap, because being a bit away from the battle won’t guarantee that you’ll be completely safe.
The battle of the oranges usually starts on Sunday around 2 pm ending with the judges’ decision on which team won this year’s battle.
Citizens of the town Ivrea consider this carnival to be an important part of their culture and like to describe this battle as a “liberating” event.