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Feature - La Baïo
Jean Gaumy
La Baïo is a festival and historical reenactment that has taken place for several centuries in the valley of Sampeyre, in the Italian Alps. It commemorates the valley’s victory against the Saracen invasions, which occurred towards the end of the 10th century.
La Baïo brings together several diverse villages: the Baìo de Rore, Calchesio, Villar, and the Baìo de Sampeyre. It is celebrated every five years, on years ending in 2 and 7.
During the two weeks of La Baïo, men from each village form small processions or “armies,” first marching through their own village before converging and heading towards...

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ITALY. Piedmont. Val Varaïta. Dragoniere. February 19th, 2017....
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ITALY. Piedmont. RORE village. Varaita Valley. 4 February 2007.
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ITALY. Piémont. RORE and SAMPEYRE villages. Varaita Valley. 11...
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ITALY. Piémont. RORE village. Varaita Valley. 4 February 2007.
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ITALY. Piedmont. Val Varaîta. Thursday, February 23rd, 2017....
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ITALY. Piémont. RORE and SAMPEYRE villages. Varaita Valley. 11...
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ITALY. Piémont. RORE village. Varaita Valley. 15 February 2007.
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ITALY. Piémont. RORE and SAMPEYRE villages. Varaita Valley. 11...
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ITALY. Piémont. RORE village. Varaita Valley. 15 February 2007.
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ITALY. Piémont. RORE and SAMPEYRE villages. Varaita Valley. 11...
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ITALY. Piedmont. Val Varaîta. Thursday, February 23rd, 2017....
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ITALY. Piedmont. Val Varaîta. Thursday, February 23rd, 2017....
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ITALY. Piedmont. Val Varaïta. Between Becetto and Serre. BaÏo...
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ITALY. Piedmont. Val Varaïta. Between Becetto and Serre. BaÏo...
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ITALY. Piedmont. Val Varaîta. Thursday, February 23rd, 2017....
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ITALIE. Piedmont. Val Varaîta. Baïo celebrations in Rore. February...
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ITALIE. Piedmont. Val Varaïta. February 19, 2017. Celebrating...
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ITALY. Piedmont. RORE village. Varaita Valley. February 4, 2007.
The...
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ITALY. Piedmont. Val Varaîta.
February 24, 2017. "Magnin" in...
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ITALIE. Piedmonte. Val Varaîta. Friday, February 24th, 2017....
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ITALY. Piedmont. RORE village. Varaita Valley. February 15, 2007.
The...
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ITALY. Piedmont. RORE village. Varaita Valley. February 15,...
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ITALY. Piedmont. Val Varaïta.
February 15, 2017.
The villages...
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ITALY. Piedmont. Val Varaîta.
February 24, 2017.
The "Magnin"...
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ITALY. Piedmont. Val Varaîta.
February 24, 2017.
The "Magnin"...
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ITALY. Piedmont. Val Varaîta.
February 23, 2017.
The coronation...
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ITALY. Piedmont. Val Varaîta.
February 23, 2017.
The mock trial...
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ITALY. Piémont. RORE village. Varaita Valley. February 4, 2007.
The...
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ITALY. Piémont. RORE village. Varaita Valley. February 4, 2007.
The...
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ITALY. Piedmont. RORE and SAMPEYRE villages. Varaita Valley....
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ITALY. Piedmont. RORE village. Varaita Valley. February 4, 2007.
The...
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ITALY. Piedmont. RORE and SAMPEYRE villages. Varaita Valley....
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ITALY. Piedmont. RORE and SAMPEYRE villages. Varaita Valley....
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ITALY. Piedmont. Val Varaîta.
February 24, 2017.
The mountains...
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