Carnevale di Ivrea, Torino, Piemonte La battaglia delle Arance

Carnevale di Ivrea, Torino, Piemonte La battaglia delle Arance

carnevale di Ivrea 2014

carnevale di Ivrea 2014

Lo Storico Carnevale di Ivrea e la battaglia delle arance

Lo Storico Carnevale di Ivrea e la battaglia delle arance

carnevale di Ivrea 2014

carnevale di Ivrea 2014

Ivrea italy carnival carnevale battle of oranges arancini

The Many Flavors of the Carnevale in Italy: Regional Versions of the Celebration

Ivrea italy carnival carnevale battle of oranges arancini

"Battle of the Oranges", Ivrea

"Battle of the Oranges", Ivrea

Ivrea Carnival

Ivrea Carnival

Fireworks on Lungo Dora in honour of Miller’s daughter, Ivrea Carnival, Italy by Vincent Besanceney, via Flickr

Fireworks on Lungo Dora in honour of Miller’s daughter, Ivrea Carnival, Italy by Vincent Besanceney, via Flickr

How can you not love what is known as "Italy's Largest Food Fight"?  Held in February and know locally as The Battaglia delle Arance, this event annually  draws as many as 4,000 orange throwing maniacs!  If you will be visiting Italy next February make sure to keep your head up!

How can you not love what is known as "Italy's Largest Food Fight"? Held in February and know locally as The Battaglia delle Arance, this event annually draws as many as 4,000 orange throwing maniacs! If you will be visiting Italy next February make sure to keep your head up!

Ivrea is now famous for the Battle of the Oranges that makes its pre-Lent carnival unique. Ivrea uses its carnival to tell an allegorical version of its history.

Ivrea is now famous for the Battle of the Oranges that makes its pre-Lent carnival unique. Ivrea uses its carnival to tell an allegorical version of its history.

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