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The village of San Gusmè in Castelnuovo Barerdenga will host the finals of the “Palio Nazionale delle Botti 2017”, promoted by the national Association “Città del Vino” .

The race consists in the rolling of a barrel of 500 liters along a route with a minimum of 600 meters and a maximum of 1,500 meters in length, which have to cross the streets of the Città del Vino.

The “pushers” of each team can alternate during the race, and the barrel can not be pushed by more than 2 people at a time.

The event is scheduled for next September 10 at the closing of the traditional Festa del Luca: the date made official in Furore, province of Salerno, where for the first time, a segment of the national circuit organized by the national association “Città del Vino”, took place.

San Gusmè was represented as well. Locals won the event which took place along the Amalfi Coast, with the pair composed of Franco Capriglione, historic captain, and Michele Avitabile, joined in the last section by Elena Fusco, according to local rules.

Second place was won by Refrontolo, province of Treviso, and the third place went to the pair from San Gusmè, Giovanni Burroni and Francesco Floriani.

Palio Botti Furore

“San Gusmè and Castelnuovo Berardenga,” affirms Fabrizio Nepi, Mayor, “was in Furore, after we formed a close friendship with the town over the last 10 years thanks to the Palio race. Furore has always been present in the segment hosted by our village, and we wanted to participate in the first race on the Amalfi Coast, where we also officially celebrated the upcoming September 10 final in San Gusme. Events and moments like these are important for the promotion and valorization of the involved areas, leaving the competitive aspect in second place. We will continue to participate thanks to the colloaboration between our associations”.

The “Palio Nazionale delle Botti”, was born from an idea of the national association “Città del Vino”, and involves every Italian region. Every year it concludes in a different “Città del Vino”.

After the qualifications which take place in the preceding months with segments in all of the participating locations.