Siena, The Museum of the Contrada della Torre

Dedicated to one of Siena's districts


The museum is annexed to the headquarters of the contrada. The Oratory, dedicated to Saints Giacomo and Cristoforo, was constructed by the Fraternita della Concezione to celebrate the victory at Camollia (1526) and was completed in 1536. It includes a painting by Sodoma of the Road to Calvary (early 1500s), a painting by Giovanni di Lorenzo (1545), a Crucifixion and a Decapitation of San Giacomo by Rutilio Manetti (17th century).

The museum documents the history of the contrada with objects related to the palio.

Via Salicotto 76
Ph: +39 0577-222555


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. ...