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Museum of the Contrada of the Bruco (Caterpillar)

The sacred decor, historical costumes and winning Palio banners are on display in Siena

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Via del Comune, 30, 53100 Siena SI, Italia

The Museum of the Contrada of the Bruco is located in Siena in via del Comuna in the quarters adjacent to the Oratory of the Santissimo Nome di Gesù, built between 1666 and 1669.

The museum represents the contrada’s history and contains material related to life in the contrada and the Palio since the 17th century.

A collection of sacred decor and vestments are preserved here, among which are 17th-century chasubles and period costumes, flags and the Palio banners won since 1763 till the present day. Worthy of mention among the sacred décor displayed within the museum is a monstrance from 1728.

Info: nobilcontradadelbruco.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. ...