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Bravio delle Botti of Montepulciano

Montepulciano: 19 - 28 August 2011 - At Montepulciano's Bravio delle Botti (barrel rolling contest) contenders roll empty wine barrels through the narrow streets of the wine-growing village. Eight neighbourhood teams compete for the bravium, a cloth bearing the image of the town's patron saint.

The race dates back to the 17th century and a number of important ceremonies take place on the morning of the race, while in the afternoon there is a procession to prepare the entrants for the event itself.

The festival is also an excellent opportunity to sample some of the fine wine which comes from this area of Tuscany.

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