(Marabunta – Army ants, also – spider wasp, also – a group of people who stir and make a lot of noise)

Not long after I'd moved to Rome I decided to make an old dream come true and participate to La Tomatina, the famous tomato battle which takes place every year on the last Wednesday of August in Buñol, a small town located about 40 km west of Valencia. I'd had this dream since I first saw the clips of thousands of people shouting, laughing, dancing and mainly throwing tomatoes all around while covered with tomato juice. It might sound weird to have such an unexplainable dream, but who can explain dreams anyway?