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Montepulciano – Rolling of the Barrels

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Montepulciano : the Rolling of the Barrels (Bravio delle Botti), The barrels (which are very heavy ,they weight 80 kilos) have to be rolled up about 1800 meters up the main street of the town of Montepulciano to end in the Piazza Grande which takes place on the last Sunday in August, each year, it is a competition in a form of barrel rolling race between the eight districts Contradas of Montepulciano competing among themselves, a painted cloth banner. Costume processions precede the competition and a street banquet follows.

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