La storica corsa delle botti a Montepulciano

Bravio delle Botti

From the 20 to 28 August the historical barrel race in Montepulciano

The last Sunday in August, Montepulciano hosts the traditional "Bravìo delle Botti", a reenactment of a challenge between the eight districts of the town, which previously competed with horses, and today compete with the barrels. The barrels, weighing about 80 kg each, are pushed and rolled by two athletes, called spingitori , for each district, along the uphill path of about 1800 meters that winds through the picturesque streets of the historical center of Montepulciano, until the arrival at the square of the Cathedral in Piazza Grande. The race is traditionally preceded by a nice and fascinating historical procession consisting of more than three hundred figures that moves along the same route, offering games of flag and images of past times.

The 2022 edition will take place from the 20 to 28 August in Montepulciano. 

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