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Siena, The Museum of the Contrada dell’Aquila

The museum holds the relics of the contrada, including prize banners, historic and modern costumes and banners

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The museum is annexed to the Tredicini Oratory which originally belonged to a lay confraternity and the name—Tredicini, or Thirteens—referred to the number of Christ and his Apostles. In 1788, three years after the confraternity closed, the oratory became property of the contrada. The architecture dates to the 1640s and was designed by Flaminio del Turco.The museum visit includes the 17th century Oratory which the contrada uses for the blessing of the horse on the day of the palio. A video explains the palio and the contrade of Siena to visitors.

Via Casato di Sotto, 86
Ph: +39 0577 288086
Email: info@contradadellaquila.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. ...