This game is traditionally tied to those who worked with stones and lifted extremely heavy boulders only thanks to their physical strength. These were often stones of fluvial origins, naturally formed and one-of-a-kind: in some villages they’re still preserved to test the new generations’ strength.
In fact, at “alzata della pietra” players must lift these stones on their shoulders: the one who can lift the most stones in a certain amount of time or who can lift the heaviest boulder will be the winner. The 4 kinds of stones that are most used are: spherical, cubic, cylindrical and rectangular. Which would you choose to test your own strength?