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Locals take their annual holidays and the daily tempo of life in the cities slows to a
snail's pace. Be warned: the weather can be oppressively hot and beaches are inevit-
ably crowded.
Volterra AD 1398
On the third and fourth Sundays of August, the citizens of Volterra roll back the calendar
some 600 years, take to the streets in period costume and participate in this medieval festiv-
al. ( Click here )
Bravio delle Botti
Members of Montepulciano's eight contrade (districts) race to push 80kg wine barrels up-
hill in this race held on the last Sunday in August ( ).
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