bravio delle botti in montepulciano

The Bravìo delle Botti

The Bravìo delle Botti is the challenge that takes place every year in Montepulciano, between the 8 districts of Montepulciano, on the last Sunday of August in honor of the patron saint, Giovanni Battista. The race takes place along the main streets of the city: two men called “pushers” (usually athletes, in many cases marathon runners) push a barrel weighing 80 kg along the path, about 1700 meters long, up to the Piazza Grande.