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DISCOVER SIENA CONTRADE

Do you want to discover Siena Contrade?

Write about Siena  where I was born and grown up should have been a very easy operation but nothing could be harder for me!

Discover Siena Contrade - Hotel Borgo Grondaie
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If it is true that human beings are made of history and environment,  in the blood of  Sieneses flows “Contrada” . Many of you may think of the sheer excitement of a Sienese who wants to beatify her city and its citizens but it is not true. If you’re reading this post as future visitors, my intent would be to open your eyes to things that are not visible and clear at first glance.

Discover Siena Contrade - Hotel Borgo Grondaie
Contrade of Siena and their territory

The Contrade of Siena have mutual tasks from their early days, they were the reference point of a community that, in old times  identified itself with a trade corporation that lived and worked in a specific area within medieval city walls, what you can identify as “neighborhood.”

Siena  is devided in 17 parties (Contrade) and each of them is the reference point for Siena citizens of all ages. Each contrada has  a headquarters where carry  out activities all year round: a bar, fully equipped kitchens, green spaces, and then museums, churches … all survive thanks to the volunteers.

Discover Siena Contrade - Hotel Borgo Grondaie
Dinner inside a contrada

If that  is not enough,  think  that the Contrade  intervene in protection of monuments within their territory, the defense of pushovers. The beauty and richness of their sites and museums is immeasurable and therefore I recommend you a guided tour. The visit must be booked  in advance and the cost is ridiculous for the experience that will derive.

Discover Siena Contrade - Hotel Borgo Grondaie
A contrada museum

Thanks to blogtour organized by Borgo Grondaie #unterzociscuno I had the honor to visit two Contrade and their museums. The photos that I show you are a small summary!

 

 

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