The “Bravìo” world bravely presents an inedited program that was recently adapted to the current situation: a special edition which is mainly addressed to the eight “Contrade” and to Montepulciano’s community. The new “week of events” ensures a series of appointments aimed to promote sociality and to keep our spirits high.

Saturday 22 August at 4:00 pm – Teatro Poliziano
“A Tavola con il Nobile” – namely “At the table with the Nobile wine” – organised with the “Consorzio del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano”. A narration of the enogastronomic competition through a series of pictures and stories that made its history.

6:00 pm – Piazza Grande
Presentation of 2020 handmade painted cloth.

7:00 pm – Fortezza
Inauguration of the exposition “Bravium: drappi di storia” in cooperation with the eight districts. Cloths won between 1974 and 2019, unpublished pictures and ancient costumes will be exposed during the exhibition, which will be enriched by a photographic project by Giacomo Bai called “L’anno che non c’è stato”.

9:30 pm – Piazza Grande
Festa della Bandiera, performance of historical flag-wavers and drummers.

Sunday 23 August at 5:00 pm – Piazza Grande
Little flag-wavers and drummers’ exhibition – Junior category (7-10 years old, born 2010-2013).

Monday 24 august at 9:30 pm – Bastioni San Girolamo
“Pellicole di Bravìo”, projection of unpublished films about the history of the “Bravìo” by “La Marroca” in cooperation with “Associazione Poliziana Eventi”.

Tuesday 25 August at 6:30 pm – Ex-Macelli
“Non Corro Solo” – namely “I don’t run alone”:  third edition of the non-competitive running race dedicated to Lorenzo Martire. In cooperation with UISP Chianciano Terme.

Wednesday 26 August at 9:30 pm – Bastioni San Girolamo
“Pellicole di Bravìo”, projection of unpublished films about the history of the “Bravìo” by “La Marroca” in cooperation with “Associazione Poliziana Eventi”.

Thursday 27 August at 9:30 pm – Piazza Grande
“La notte dei ceri” – namely “The candles’ night”: presentation of the districts’ candles offered to St. John the Beheaded followed by a flag and drums show by Montepulciano’s famous flag-wavers and drummers.

Friday 28 August at 9:30 pm – Bastioni San Girolamo
“Pellicole di Bravìo”, projection of unpublished films about the history of the “Bravìo” by “La Marroca” in cooperation with “Associazione Poliziana Eventi”.

Saturday 29 august at 5:00 pm – Piazza Grande
Esibizione Piccoli Sbandieratori e Tamburini Senior (11-16 years old, born 2004-2009).

Sunday 30 August at 10:00 am – Piazza Grande
Extraction by lot of the districts’ order of exhibition, followed by a symbolic “branding” of the barrels.

10:30 am – Piazza Grande
Trabalzini prize for best flag-wavers and drummers: flags and drums show by each district’s quartet.

12:00 pm – Cattedrale di Montepulciano
Presentation of the districts’ candles offered to St. John the Beheaded followed by the Solemn Mass.

17:00 pm – Piazza Grande
Flags and drums show by each district’s “old glories” flag-wavers and drummers.

Piazza Grande won’t be the only place animated by these colorful events. The eight districts will be active as well, each presenting a rich program of minor activities; the “Photoclub Poliziano” will promote a peculiar exhibition that will see pictures of the “Bravìo” in the city centre showcases and the local tour guide groups will organise specific visits based on the districts’ history and the “Bravìo”’s origins.

Every event will have limited access, fully respecting anti Covid-19 Tuscany Government prevention measures. In the next few days, booking modalities will be announced.

Our special thanks go to Betto, who worked for the “Bravìo” offering his exquisite talent for art and graphics.