The Bravio delle Botti
: Montepulciano, one of the world's most famous wine towns
: August 29th
: 10 a.m. selection of the orders in which the barrels will start off (a sort of qualification for the barells' pole position)
- 3 p.m. historical parade in costume (more than 300 participants)
- 7 p.m. Beginning of the race! The barrels begin to roll for more that 1 km.
Celebrations will last all night!
: to conquer the Bravio, the bravium
is an ancient cloth depicting the patron saint, San Giovanni Decollato.
: Participants belong to the eight contradas
(neighborhoods) that in this occasion are like teams.
To better understand what it's about:
For further information: the official source for the event of the Bravio delle Botti