Grandmother is the Contrada which is waiting for long time its victory
“To do the goose”, why not! The most awarded Contrada of all times is actually this one: the goose.
The scarf. Every inhabitant of Siena has one silk scarf with the colors of his Contrada, and preciously takes care of it for the rest of his life.
La Montura is the name of the colorful costume of the Contrada.
Not all the Contrada compete at the same time. Every Palio only 10 Contrade of Siena compete out of 17 in total.
Each Contrada is a separate world!
With a hymn, a baptism for children, a New Year's Eve celebration, a Patron Saint… and much more.