• Short Summary

    In the northern Italian town of Ivrea locals celebrate the carnival season by pelting each other with oranges.

  • Description

    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.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAXD2B5A9HJQ1HJSBO8N99SIHU
    Media URN:
    VLVAAXD2B5A9HJQ1HJSBO8N99SIHU
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/03/1934
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A
  • Part of…

    ITALY: QUIRKY - Italians re-enact medieval battle that involves pelting oranges at each other

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