Museo della Contrada della Civetta, Siena

Museum of the Contrada of the Civetta, Siena

A picture gallery of the contrada's history in prizes, costumes and religious furnishings


In 1932, the headquarters of the contrada were set up in a former carpentry workshop.

In the museum, you can see relics, memories and trophies, as well as the drapes won by the riders. Next door, take a look at the contrada's oratory and stables. Enjoy the late 20th-century frescoes and sculptures by Sienese artists.

Contact information:
piazzetta del Castellare 2
Tel: 0577 44800

Where not a single stone has changed down the centuries
Siena shines perfectly from a distance in its medieval magnificence. The three hills amid which the city rests rise up like an idyllic film set, the old boundaries soften like the past into a countryside that sometimes still seem like the scene painted by Ambrosia Lorenzetti in the Allegory of Good Government in the halls of Siena's city hall. ...