Siena, The Museum of the Contrada dell’Oca

Exhibit of the contrada’s prize banners, historic costumes and religious ornaments


The contrada’s Headquarters are in a property of the father of Saint Catherine which was transformed into an oratory in the second half of the 1400s. Inside is a wood sculpture of Saint Catherine by Neroccio di Bartolomeo (1474), and a fresco cycle of the Life of Saint Catherine painted by some of the most important Sienese artists of the 16th and 17th centuries: Sodoma, Girolamo del Pacchia, Vincenzo Tamagni, Giacomo Pacchiarotti, Ventura Salimbeni, and Sebastiano Folli.The museum itself holds a collection of prize banners, silver work, paintings, drawings, and other objects related to the life of the contrada and the Palio of Siena.

Via Santa Caterina
Ph: +39 0577 283932

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. ...