Il Bravìo delle Botti
The “Magistrato delle Contrade”, in spite of the health emergency derived from the diffusion of Covid-19, presents an unprecedented ceremony. The historical show, adapted to the present circumstances, is aimed to promote social aggregation and enlighten the eight districts’ spirit while preserving Montepulciano’s historical and cultural heritage. Piazza Grande, together with the historical city centre, will therefore be the scene of a newfound sociality.
29 agosto 2021
Sunday, 29th August marks the end of the “Week of Events” with the greatly expected Bravìo delle Botti.
Starting at 10:00 a.m. Piazza Grande will host the extraction by lot of the starting order of the districts, followed by the usual “fire marking” of the barrels. As per tradition, the latter will b e followed by the quartets of the eight districts who will compete for the “Trabalzini Prize” as best flag-wavers and drummers of the year.
At 12:00 p.m. we will proceed with the offering of candles to San Giovanni Decollato and with the celebration of the solemn pontifical mass.
At 5:00 p.m. the quartets of the districts will perform again in Piazza Grande.
Finally, at 6:00 p.m., the famous barrel race will take place, starting at the Colonna del Marzocco and arriving in Piazza Grande.