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Barrel Rolling Contest Il Palio delle Botti di Montepulciano 2018
Where: Montepulciano, Italy
When:  Sunday, August 26, 2018 - Sunday, August 26, 2018
Once a Year, on the last Sunday of August, a traditional barrel rolling race is held (Il Palio delle Botti di Montepulciano). The race takes place in Montepulciano which is located in Siena region in Tuscany. This unique race started in the 13th century as a riding contest in which the horses galloped up the hill, in a steep course of 1,800 meters, through the main road of the town to the Grande Piazza. In the 17th century the contests stopped but on 1974 it renewed in a different way. The participants roll 80 kg barrels up the...(read more)