The “Arca d’Argento” (The silver ark) is a prize awarded to the Contrada (district) that presents the best historical parade on the Sunday of Bravìo. Some of the selection criteria concern the bearing of the individual figures and the historical coherence of the entire parade. The creation of this archive stems from the desire to highlight the work of the volunteers involved and the districts that every year are committed to creating the best historical parade.

The search for the various winners was not easy. The sources used were:


  1.  The documentation deposited by Diego Mancuso at the Municipal Library on the theme Bravìo

  2. The book “Il Bravìo delle Botti di Montepulciano”, edited by the Poliziana Historical Society, published by Salvietti & Barabuffi Editori in 2014.

  3. Direct testimonies based on the memory of the Contrade and of the figures themselves.

Despite the few years that passed, it was not easy to collect the information and often those found were in conflict with each other. Since it is a constantly updated archive, we are consequently open to a discussion with anyone who is aware of inaccuracies in the archive.

The search for the various winners, as for the Trabalzini prize, was not easy

 
2019
TALOSA

2018
VOLTAIA

2017
POGGIOLO

2016
GRACCIANO

2015
VOLTAIA

2014
VOLTAIA

2013
LE COSTE

2012
VOLTAIA

2011
TALOSA

2010
TALOSA

2009
SAN DONATO*

2008
VOLTAIA

2007
SAN DONATO

2006
SAN DONATO

2005
VOLTAIA

2004
VOLTAIA

2003
VOLTAIA**

2002
CAGNANO

2001
VOLTAIA

2000
GRACCIANO

1999
VOLTAIA

1998
GRACCIANO

1997
LE COSTE

1996
LE COSTE

1995
VOLTAIA

*2009 In doubt with Voltaia
**2003
From archives, it appears Gracciano