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.
Il Proclama del Gonfaloniere
Saturday 21st August: the “Week of Events” of the Bravìo delle Botti officially opens with the traditional “Proclama del Gonfaloniere”, marking the start of the challenge between Montepulciano’s eight districts.
Starting at 9:15 pm, the participants of each district will parade along the old town streets, starting in Via di San Donato and Via Ricci, to then reach the main square: Piazza Grande. At 10 pm, the ceremony will continue with the reading of the “Proclama del Gonfaloniere”.
Afterwards, celebrations will continue with the flags and drums’ show by the “Gruppo Sbandieratori e Tamburini di Montepulciano” and the fire show “Alchimie di fuoco” by Piccolo Nuovo Teatro company.