|one of the contrade's flag bearers|
|emblems of the 17 contrade of Siena|
Aquila (Eagle), Chiocciola (Snail), Onda (Wave), Pantera (Panther), Selva (Forest), Tartuca (Tortoise).
Civetta (Owl), Leocorno (Unicorn), Nicchio (Shell), Torre (Tower), Valdimontone or Montone (Ram).
Bruco (Caterpillar), Drago (Dragon), Giraffa (Giraffe), Istrice (Porcupine), Lupa (She-Wolf), Oca (Goose).
While walking through the streets of Siena, you can tell in which contrada you are by the flags which are displayed on many buildings.
|Piazza del Campo before the race|
|the Palio race|
|exaltation of a winning contrada|
|the winners parade with their prize|
Tuscan Villa with pool near Siena Tuscany