Siena, The Museum of the Contrada della Pantera

The history of the contrada through its prize banners, relics, costumes, religious ornaments and wrought iron


The contrada’s headquarters have been on the hill of San Quirico since 1958, at the highest point of the city. The headquarters were completely renovated in 2000. The museum documents the history of the contrada and conserves objects from the neighbourhood’s historic “trousseau”: the prize banners won in the 19th century; two important wood altars; and archival documents which date back as far as 1684. The ground floor displays the nine prize banners won in the 20th century as well as other art works, ornaments, and sacred vestments.

Via S. Quirico 26

Ph: +39 0577 48468

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. ...