Event in Montepulciano in August

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The Bravio delle Botti

Location: Montepulciano, one of the world's most famous wine towns Day: August 29th Timing: 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! Why: to conquer the Bravio, the bravium is an ancient cloth depicting the patron saint, San Giovanni Decollato. Who: Participants belong to the eight contradas (neighborhoods) that in this occasion are like teams. To better understand what it's about: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP6IOOj1TqA&feature=related[/youtube] For further information:  the official source for the event of the Bravio delle Botti [geo_mashup_map]