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🏰 The Barrels Race πŸ†

Hosted by the Consul of the Florence Photography Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 27 Aug 14:30 - 23:30

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Every year, in an atmosphere full of charm and magic, in Montepulciano an arduous uphill race takes place: a race of barrels called BravΓ¬o.Protected content is the challenge between eight districts: Cagnano, Collazzi, Le Coste, Gracciano, Poggiolo, San Donato, Talosa and Voltaia, which spread all along the historical city centre. The districts fight over a painted cloth (il panno), by rolling barrels about 80 kg each along an uphill path of over a kilometer long. The barrels are pushed by two athletic β€œpushers”, while the route of the race unfolds the picturesque streets of the historical city centre, until the arrival, located on the cathedral square in Piazza Grande.