Siena, The Museum of the Contrada della Chiocciola

Located in the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, the museum displays prize banners, palio costumes and religious objects


The museum is annexed to the contrada’s headquarters in the Church of Saints Peter and Paul (17th century) which has been property of the neighbourhood since 1815.The museum includes a room dedicated to religious objects from the 15th-17th centuries and the Victory Room which exhibits the contrada’s prize banners and other objects related to the palio including historic outfits.The church has important paintings by Andrea and Raffaello del Brescianino (16th century), Ventura Salimbeni, and Astolfo Petrazzi.

Via S. Marco 35
Ph: +39 0577 45455


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. ...