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Italian Carnivals from Ivrea to Basilicata

The Historical Carnival of Ivrea and the war of the oranges

In Ivrea you can witness a full scale three day battle fought with oranges through the streets of the town by people dressed in the Parisian “sans-culottes” fashion. But the throwing of oranges is only one of the traditional events in the Historical Carnival of Ivrea.

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The Aliano Carnival with horned costumes

Frightening heads of animals, grotesque spectral masks, horned masks which are a reminder of avatars of the past when superstition reigned, spread out in the procession accompanied by accordions, tambourines, bells and hollow wooden instruments. This is the Aliano Carnival with its historic overtones.