Events in Montepulciano
On my first visit to Montepulciano there was some kind of event going on. Unfortunately I couldn't stay too long in Montepulciano as I had a long drive to go that day, and I knew the sun would set soon. I did have time to taste some of the snacks that were soled on the square and taste a bit of the atmosphere. Next time I have to plan it better as I would love to be here when some great events are going on in Montepulciano. The biggest ones are probably "Il Bruscello" and ''Bravio delle Botti".
Il Bruscello is held in the middle of August. A big stage holds a spectacle in period costume, with local life stories and ancient Tuscan songs.
The Bravio delle Botti is a barrel-rolling race. This event takes place on the last Sunday of August. Wine barrels of 85 kg have to be pushed across the narrow streets of the historic city. That this event is all about wine is not surprising as Montepulciano is know for its great tasting wine "Vino Nobile"