Visit to the Lupa Contrada

Today we had the wonderful opportunity to visit different artistic spaces in the Lupa Contrada, the neighborhood of the She-wolf here in the historic center of Siena.

We visited the Museo D’Inverno, a contemporary art space hosted by the contrada, to view their current exhibition, ENCICLOPEDIA DELLE MERAVIGLIE: Alessandra Spranzi .  We were able to meet with artist Francesco Carone, one of the founders of the Museo D’Inverno, to speak about the evolution of the space as well as his own artistic background.  For more info:

We also were able to visit the medieval fountain Fonte Nuova, the historic contrada chapel, the museum showcasing the costumes and banners of the contrada, as well as the workshop space where the hand-made banners are painstakingly created by a group of artisans from the neighborhood!

For more pictures and information about the Contrada della Lupa:

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