During this weekend, you will be able to attend the traditional “Corsa delle Botti” (Barrel Race) in Nizza Monferrato, which takes place every year to celebrate the medieval origins of the city. The participants are wineries, wine cooperatives, and individual producers from Nizza Monferrato and neighboring municipalities, all united by their passion for tradition and the region.
Furthermore, there will be a food and wine event that enlivens the lively Garibaldi Square, on the occasion of the Contrade Festival.
While wine producers compete in the barrel race, the Pro Loco associations present the authentic flavors of the traditional Monferrato cuisine in their various stands.
As usual, special metal coins will be used during the event. This year, the official coin will be the “Carlino,” named in honor of the city’s patron saint.
This coin will be the only accepted means of payment during the gastronomic event. In addition to its face value, equivalent to that of the Euro, the front of the coin will display the city’s coat of arms as a symbol of belonging and local identity.