Bravio delle botti Montepulciano

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The Bravio is the competition that takes place between the 8 contradas of Montepulciano during the last Sunday of August when they compete for a painted panel by rolling barrels of 80kg along the uphill route of 1800 metres. The barrels are pushed by two men called ‘pushers’ while the route of the race runs along the suggestive streets of the historical centre of the city, finally arriving on the steps of the Cathedral in the Piazza Grande.