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Musum of the Contrada of the Drago (Dragon)

Displaying the winning Palios, costumes and sacred décor

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The Museum of the Contrada of the Drago (Dragon) is found in Siena’s Oratory of Santa Caterina del Paradiso (17th century) and in the connected rooms, which were bestowed to the contrada in 1788 and conserve the old montures, the historic flags, the masgalani and the contrada’s winning Palios

In the small church dedicated to Saint Catherine of Siena, you can admire spectacular 17th-century paintings from Siena by Francesco Rustici, Raffaello Vanni and Domenico Manetti and a bust of the saint by Lorenzo Marrina from 1517. In the sacristy, there is a 15th-century wooden crucifix. Among the contrada’s drappeloni, or Palio banners awarded to the winner, the one from 1724 is particularly important. 

Info: contradadeldrago.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. ...