Sunday 26th February 2017

Carnival Sunday

9.00 a.m. Fagiolate rionali (Bean Feasts)
Distribution of beans at Castellazzo (piazza Maretta), San Lorenzo (Ex Polveriera), via Dora Baltea and San Bernardo (piazza della Chiesa).
9.30 a.m. The magnificent Podestà swears his oath of Loyalty in piazza Castello. The Podestà, with his followers and the Credendari, walks up via della Cattedrale to piazza Castello, to swear his oath of loyalty to the statutes before the site of the old Town Hall in the presence of the Carnival  Procession.

Parade of the historical guest groups

10.00 a.m. The Mugnaia (Miller’s daughter), the Generale (General) and their entourage visit the Castellazzo Charity Beanfeast in piazza Maretta. After the ritual bean-tasting, they begin distributing free portions of beans.
The Podestà digs out the stone for the Preda in Dora from the ruins of the Castellazzo with his ancient war hammer.
10.30 a.m. Preda in Dora on the Ponte Vecchio
The Podestà with his retinue and the Credendari, accompanied by the Alfieri (Ensigns) and Pifferi e Tamburi (Pipes and Drums), turning his back to the parapet of the bridge throws the stone taken from the Castellazzo behind him downstream, while proclaiming the words “Hoc facimus in spretum olim Marchionis Montisferrati, nec permittemus aliquod aedificium fieri ubi erant turres domini Marchionis (we do this in contempt of the Marquis of Monferrato, nor will we allow any building to arise where the Marquis’ towers once stood), to show his rejection of any form of tyranny. The Mugnaia (Miller’s Daughter) with the Generale (General), the Stato Maggiore (Officers of the General Staff) and the Scorta d’Onore della Mugnaia (Miller’s daughter’s Escort of Honour) watch the ceremony from the right bank of the river
1.00 p.m. Grouping of orange-throwing carts in Corso M. d’Azeglio for inspections.
The Foundation Veterinarian checks all the documentation concerning the horses, their state of health and that they are correctly shoed. The carts are then examined to ensure they have all the appropriate documentation “aboard” (static testing, drivers’ licences and horses’ health certificates) and that they comply with the regulations (safety and measurements of the cart, and breathalyser test on drivers by the competent authorities. After the checks have been completed, the carts proceed to the various town squares, waiting for the battle to begin.
2.00 p.m. Beginning of the Historical Carnival Procession from piazza di CittàThe Alfieri (Ensigns) with the Parish flags, the Pipes and Drums, the Generale (General) with the Stato Maggiore (Officers of the General Staff) the Sostituto Gran Cancelliere (Assistant Grand Chancellor) and the Abbà (Priors of the five parishes) on horseback, the Band, the Mugnaia (Miller’s daughter) with her maids on the golden coach drawn by three white horses, her Scorta d’Onore della Mugnaia (Miller’s daughter’s Escort of Honour), pageboys on ponies, the Miller (Toniotto) on the supplies cart, the Podestà on a cart drawn by four oxen with the Credendari on horseback, the historical guest groups, parade along the gala route: piazza di Città, via Arduino, piazza Gioberti, via Guarnotta, Ponte Vecchio, via Gozzano, piazza Lamarmora, corso Nigra, corso Cavour, corso Re Umberto, corso Gallo, corso Botta, piazza Balla, corso Massimo d’Azeglio, via IV Reggimento Alpini (Tourist Office), via Cascinette, corso Massimo d’Azeglio, piazza Balla, via Palestro, piazza di Città
Battaglia delle arance (Battle of the Oranges)
The nine teams throwing on foot start the orange battle against the teams on carts drawn by two or four horses, following two different routes: the inner route (piazza Ottinetti and piazza di Città) and the outer one (Borghetto,
piazza del Rondolino passing along Lungo Dora and piazza Freguglia).
5.30 p.m. Generala in piazza di Città. At the end of the parade the Pipes and Drums play the Generala in honour of the  General in the Town Hall entrance hall
9.30 p.m. Firework display with music on Lungo Dora in honour of the Vezzosa Mugnaia (Charming Miller’s daughter)

€ 8 entrance fee  from 9 am to 4.30 pm
(excluding residents, children under the age of 12 and orange-throwers enrolled in teams)
One free entrance for each group of 25 paying adults
Download the parking information managed by Ivrea Parking (download PDF)

from 9 a.m.–11 p.m.
Ivrea Historical Carnival Shop
in the Orange Village (Corso Botta) 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. and in Piazza Perrone
9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Carnival stamp franking
10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Orange Village in corso Botta

The post office seconded affix the special cancellation on postcard imagery in memory

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