Centuries ago to say that the people of Piedmont have rebelled against a count who exercised their right to deflower every bride in the village. Eventually he was beheaded and his guards were killed with stones.
Keep this tale in mind and consider that in our century, because of rules negotiated with the EU, Italy is forced to destroy their surplus oranges. So, replace the stones of medieval story with orange and Earl garzille with clowns, actors and tourists and imagine that the surplus that we armed orange is a very "juicy".
This is perhaps the most sweet-sour party do not want to miss. Tonnes of oranges "launched" to each other by over 10,000 people.
Moreover, at the end of the festival, a beautiful lady dressed in white, representing the Virgin revolt that started throwing candy in the crowd ...
By Maria Morari
The strangest festivals in the world .