In the northern Italian town of Ivrea locals celebrate the carnival season by pelting each other with oranges.
Semi view of soldiers buying oranges in street
Gen. view start of fight in sqe
Long view of people on balconies throwing oranges
Long view towards and pan past of cart thru street
Top view of cart past
Semi view of people throwing oranges from balcony
Elev. top view of cart past, with crowd following and throwing oranges
Back view of carts away
Sound Effects: Off-stage voice describes procession thru streets and Battle of Oranges. Gen. playing of pipes as band passes thru street..
Italy; Celebrations - Anniversaries (Impersonal), Customs
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.