In the northern Italian town of Ivrea locals celebrate the carnival season by pelting each other with oranges.
SLATE INFORMATION: 'WAR' GETS FRUITY 50,000 juicy missiles hit the marks. Tough Italians turn town into marmalade, with orange-battle celebrating middle-ages rebellion
Gen. front view of flags & band towards thru street
Semi view pan. of Band
Gen. view of procession on horses past crowd
Background: In the northern Italian town of Ivrea locals celebrate the carnival season by pelting each other with oranges.
Hundreds of people in the northern Italian city of Ivrea to re-enact the Battle of the Oranges by pelting each other with juicy oranges.
Every year local residents dress up as medieval noblemen and townsfolk then pelt one another with the citrus fruit.
Legend has it that back in the 12th century the daughter of a miller rejected the advances of the town's evil lord. She cut off his head and set Ivra free from his tyranny.