The historical Carnival of Ivrea and the Eporediese
On the occasion of the *Historical Carnival of Ivrea, the Agriturismo Cascina Mariale offers you an historic weekend in the Eporediese, to discover this land rich of thousand nuances and typical features.
Weekend program | 2 days and 3 nights
- Afternoon: arrival at the farm holidays and check-in.
- Welcome drink with typical products.
- Morning: visit to the Historical Carnival Museum of Ivrea.
- Lunch in town, in a recommended place with typical menu.
- Afternoon: Relax at the Farm Holidays.
- Return to Ivrea in the late afternoon, to be ready for the presentation of the Charming Mugnaia from the balcony of the Town Hall, at 9.00 pm.
- Check-out in the morning.
- Departure to Ivrea in the late morning to attend the second day of Carnival, with the beginning of the Battle of the Oranges.
- The Carnival kit will be provided to each of our guests.
* The Historical Carnival of Ivrea has its roots in the Middle Ages; the primary rites of this Carnival, the Hoeing and burning of the Scarli led by the Abbà until the end of the 18th century, have been handed down orally until 1808, the year in which the first transcript of the ceremony appeared in the Books of Verbal Processes, for future reference.
It is well known for the spectacular Battle of the oranges which takes place in the main city squares, for three days. The Eporediese Carnival is characterised by a complex ceremonial dating back to different historical periods and culminating with the Historical Procession. The Charming Mugnaia is the real main character, symbol of freedom and heroine of the festival, since her first appearance in 1858.
Canavese, a region rich in history
Many rivers and streams flow in the Canavase area: Dora Baltea, Chiusella, Soana, Orco and Malone.
A unique and hard to find feature is the Morainic Amphitheatre of Ivrea which, together with the Gran Paradiso massif, surround the plain area near Chivasso.
The city of Ivrea deserves to be visited even outside the Carnival period.
Ivrea has a Celtic origin (former Roman Municipium in the first century BC), and is located in the heart of the Canavese area.
In ancient time, its name was Eporedia; this is why its inhabitants are called eporediesi.
The term Canavase probably originates from the ancient town of Cuorgnè, Canava, which is located on the bank of the Orco stream.
Another theory suggests that the name originates from the town of Nava, on the slopes of Mount Quinzèina.
While, some scholars trace back its name to the ancient area used for the cultivation of hemp.
The Canavese is divided into
- Alto Canavese (the surroundings of Cuorgnè, Rivarolo Canavese, Castellamonte and the Orco, Soana and Malone valleys);
- Eporediese (the surroundings of Ivrea, enclosed by its Morainic amphitheatre);
- Basso Canavese (he surroundings of San Giusto Canavese, Caluso, Volpiano up to Chivasso).
Lakes and Surroundings
There are several glacial lakes you can visit if you will spend a few days with us. We suggest not to miss a visit to both the Candia Canavase and the Viverone, along which you can take a walk, savouring an excellent homemade ice cream and enjoying a wonderful landscape.