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Museo della Contrada Capitana dell'Onda, Siena

Siena, The Museum of the Contrada Capitana dell’Onda

A painting gallery dedicated to the history of the contrada

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The museum is located in the crypt of the Church of San Giuseppe, originally constructed as an oratory for the Woodworkers Guild. Work on the oratory began in 1522 and finished in 1653. The church became property of the contrada in 1787. The Victory room holds the collection of prize banners won by the contrada and the room next door holds plasters by the sculto Giovanni Duprè (1817-1882), a member of the Onda contrada.

The Oratory has important frescoes by the artists Giuseppe Nicola Nasini and Apollonio Nasini and statues by Giuseppe Mazzuoli (18th century).

Via Fontanella 1
Ph: +39 0577 48384
Email: cancellieri@contradacapitanadellonda.it


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. ...