Complesso Museale della Contrada della Tartuca

Complesso Museale della Contrada della Tartuca

Complesso Museale della Contrada della Tartuca
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westy54
Sydney, Australia9,050 contributions
Jun 2022
We had been wanting to visit this museum for some time but it appears that it is only open at certain times around the the running of the Palios. Entry was free and we were guided around the museum by the delightful Antonella who doubles as a Professor of Statistics when University is in session.

This is a very modern museum housed within an old historical building. There are beautiful displays of uniforms worn over the centuries by the various Contrada officials and jockeys as well as various equipment including jockeys' helmets, drums, flags, banners, pictures and most importantly, the magnificently painted silk cencios that the Contrada has been awarded for winning the Palio.

You get an acute sense of the pride, passion, tradition and history of this Contrada just walking around and looking at the displays.

We were also shown the interior of the Contrada's church which is next door to the museum.
Written October 11, 2022
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malypes
Siena, Italy53 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
So much history, so much proud, so much beauty! You can see how the contrada takes care of every detail. And the Palios (the prizes that contrada win for the horse race) are amazing. Everyone of them is a piece of art!
Written December 8, 2017
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