The historic Carnival of Ivrea is among the oldest in Italy, one-of-a-kind for the complex of medieval historical re-enactments. The event begins January 6, the day in which the General who runs the party is presented. The main attraction for thousands of visitors is the traditional Battle of Oranges, which takes place over the last three days: Sunday, Fat Monday and Fat Tuesday. In the city centre streets, during the parade, a veritable war breaks out, with oranges as ammunition, between the citizens who are divided into nine teams, and the “aranceri” on the wagons. There are those who take some hard blows, but everyone shares chivalric rules based on integrity and sportmanship. Visitors must wear a red cap to avoid becoming targets. There is plenty of music from the band playing “Pifferi e Tamburi”. It is a great cultural heritage recognized worldwide for its folkloric beauty.