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Museum of the Contrada of Valdimontone (Valley of the Ram)

Designed by Giovanni Michelucci and telling the story of the contrada in Siena

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The Musum of the Contrada of Valdimontone is found in Siena in a building designed by famous architect Giovanni Michelucci in 1974 and finished, after his death, in 1997 by Bruno Sacchi. The museum is found right next to the Oratory of the Santissimi Trinità dating back to the 16th century, with exquisite internal décor in a Mannerist and Baroque style.

The museum tour also includes the Oratory of San Leonardo, a 17th-century building, refurbished several times over the years, whose current appearance dates back to the Neoclassical reconstruction carried out in 1822. Montures and other items belonging to contrada are on display, while the contrada’s winning Palios are on display in the new rooms designed by Michelucci and opened in 1997.

Info: valdimontone.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. ...