Italy's Battle of the Oranges might get you bruised
New Orleans might have beads and exposed flesh, but Italy has oranges and black eyes.
Sunday is the start of the Battle of the Oranges, a three-days-long food fight in Ivrea, a small city near Turin, which hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics. Just like Mardi Gras, the Battle of the Oranges is a wild pre-Lent carnival that culminates on Fat Tuesday. But while beads are the prize in New Orleans, in Ivrea, the reward for a battle well fought is a black eye.
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