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Siena, The Museum of the Contrada della Tartuca

The museum is dedicated to the contrada’s palio victories, and houses many religious ornaments

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The museum is annexed to the headquarters of the contrada. The Oratory of the contrada, dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua, is a lovely example of the Baroque in Siena, built by Niccolò e Iacomo Franchini between 1682-1685.The painting gallery documents the history of the contrada with its prize banners and other articles related to the palio as well as its rich collection of religious ornaments.

Via Tommaso Pendola 21
Ph: +39 0577 49448
Email: museo.tartuca@tartuca.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. ...