|Colors||White and black with red and blue band|
|Terzo||Terzo di Camollìa|
|Headquarters||Via di Camollia 89|
|Museum||Via di Camollia 87|
|Clubhouse||Società “Il Leone”, via di Camollia|
|Oratory||Chiesa di San Vincenzo e Anastasio|
|Paitron Saint||S. Bartolomeo Apostolo (24 august)|
|Enemie(s)||Lupa (dal 1934)|
|Allied contrade||Bruco (dal 1665)
Chiocciola (dal 1947)
Civetta (dal 1933)
Giraffa (dal 1795)
Lupa (fino al 1934)
|Victories||41 officially recognized|
The Bando di Violante di Baviera from 1730 determined the division of the city of Siena into 17 Contrade. People referred to buildings and their owners instead of the streets (as they do now). The document is still seen today as the basis on which the actual boundaries of the districts were determined.
Today, the following streets are part of the area’s territory:
- Via di Camollìa
- Via di Fontegiusta
- Via Malta
- Via del Cavallerizzo (part)
- Via Montanini (part)
- vie del Romitorio
- via del Sasso di San Bernardino
- vie dei Gazzani
- via Garibaldi (part)
- via degli Umiliati
- via Campansi
- via del Pignattello
- via Rinaldo Franci
- via Cesare Maccari
- via XXV Aprile
- via dei Mille
- via la Lizza
- Piazza Antonio Gramsci
- PiazzaCosta Paparoni
- Piazza Guido Chigi Saracini
- Vicolo di Malizia
- Vicolo della Magione
- Vicolo dello Sportello
The former territory of the extinct Contrada del Leone is also fully included in the area of Istrice. The community center is named after this disappeared Contrada.
The district was named ‘Sovrana’ with permission from Sovrano Ordine Militare di Malta in 1980. La Magione dei Templari is located in the district and has a seat along the old Via Francigena, the old road between Canterbury and Rome.
Importand locations and Festa Titolare
The Oratory of Istrice is the Chiesa di San Vincenzo and Anastasio, located in via Camollia. The building, dating from 1144, was completely renovated in the 18th century. In 1871 the church became the property of the neighborhood.
The baptismal fountain is located in Via Malta and was realized in 1962 by Vico Consorti.
The Festa Titolare in honor of San Bartolomeo Apostolo is celebrated on August 24. Bartolomeo was one of the 12 apostles.
Istrice and the Palio
Istrice has 41 wins. The last one dates from 2 July 2008 when Trecciolino won on Già del Menhir.
Until now Istrice never won a Cappotto.
After July 2, 1975, Istrice won no more than 25 years the Palio. The first Palio of the new century and millennium was for them. It was Trecciolino who delivered them from their suffering. Two months later, the winning horse Gangelies rode for Lupa. However, it was Selva who won the Palio. That same evening, all Istriciaioli walked through the streets decorated with Christmas balls and garlands. Despite the immense fright that Lupa would win that year, it still became a warm winter.
Istrice won the Palio di Provenzano of 1862 on 1 June. This was held a month early to coincide with la Festa dello Statuto.
The Palio started very turbulent. With a false start, Lupa, Tartuca and Torre fell heavily. The horses of Lupa and Tartuca unfortunately had to pay the price. Under the threatening darkness it was decided to postpone the Palio. Despite the fact that the horse of Torre was not 100% because of the heavy fall, he did leave first. Only in the third San Martino Chiocciola came alongside. A fierce battle began between the two fantini: Annibale Maggiori for Torre and Angiolo Fabbri detto Spagnoletto for Chiocciola. Maggiori tried to grab Spagnoletto to throw him off the horse. He answered this action with a few well-placed lashes. In the meantime, the Casato came closer and closer. Both fantini fell off their horse. Istrice, with Giuseppe Buoni detto Figlio di Bonino, rode in third position and on the finish he came alongside Torre.
The Giuduci proclaimed Istrice the winner. The Torraioli disagreed. A huge fight ensued. The authorities then decided not to pay the Palio and seized the Drappellone. A few days later, when peace had returned to the city, the Palio was handed over to Istrice, still the only legitimate winner for the Giudici.
Ravalry with Lupa
Before the birth of their rivalry (1934), Istrice and Lupa were even deacons or allies. In the early 1930s some banal discussions arose around border areas. A dispute over a few meters could not be resolved. A committee was even set up to find a solution, but this did not work. An enmity was born.
In 1935, Lupa won in July, and Istrice in August, both at Ruello. In the Numeri Unici that were published later that year, cartoons about the other neighborhood were placed in both issues. The young enmity was incited and has since disappeared.
Palio 2 luglio 2008Istrice - Gia Del Menhir - Luigi Bruschelli detto Trecciolino
Palio 2 luglio 2002Istrice - Ugo Sanchez - Luca Minisini detto Dè
Palio 2 luglio 2000Istrice - Gangelies - Luigi Bruschelli detto Trecciolino
Palio 2 luglio 1975Istrice - Rimini - Silvano Bietolini detto Ragno
Palio 17 settembre 1972Istrice - Mirabella - Andrea Degortes detto Aceto
Palio 2 luglio 1961Istrice - Uberta de Mores - Rosario Pecoraro detto Tristezza
Palio 16 agosto 1958Istrice - Uberta de Mores - Umberto Castiglionesi detto Biba
Palio 16 agosto 1956Istrice - Gaudenzia - Francesco Cuttoni detto Mezz’etto
|1||02/07/1659||Mone||Leprino di Buonconvento|
|Total victories in de 17th century : 4|
|5||16/08/1709||Giovan Maria||stornello di Siena|
|8||02/07/1726||Cerrino||baio dorato di Siena|
|9||16/08/1741||Ministro||baio del Concialini|
|10||07/07/1760||Luchino||sauro dorato del Coppi|
|11||02/07/1766||Bastiancino||morello della Scala|
|12||02/07/1768||Giuseppe di Vescovado||morello del Tendi|
|13||02/07/1772||Bastiancino||morello del Picchi|
|14||02/07/1793||Mattiaccio||falbo sfacciato del Gigli|
|Total victories in de 18th century : 10|
|15||03/07/1800||Pulpettino||morello del Ricci|
|16||02/07/1805||Caino||morello maltinto del Cerini|
|17||17/08/1806||Brandino||morello del Tommi|
|18||19/08/1818||Ferrino||castagno balzano del Falconi|
|19||17/08/1819||Ferrino||morello del Magnelli|
|20||17/08/1823||Cicciolesso||stornello del Felli|
|21||16/08/1830||Campanino||morello stellato in fronte|
|22||02/07/1832||Maremmanino||morello maltinto del Bandini|
|24||16/08/1860||Spagnoletto||baio scuro del Merlotti|
|25||02/06/1862||Figlio di Bonino||baio dorato del Cianchelli|
|26||02/07/1873||Bachicche||baia scura del Romboli|
|27||16/08/1887||Il Citto||baio balzano del Boscagli|
|Total victories in de 19th century : 15|
|32||02/07/1914||Rancani||storno del Busisi|
|35||16/08/1958||Biba||Uberta de Mores|
|36||02/07/1961||Tristezza||Uberta de Mores|
|Total victories in de 20th century : 9|
|41||02/07/2008||Trecciolino||Già del Menhir|
|Total victories in de 21st century : 3|
In addition, Aquila attributes itself to 1 more victory, not recognized by the city of Siena:
- 1648 (1649?): bufalata in which all contrade participated.
Drappelloni and Numeri Unici
Drappellone and Numeri Unici can be found on pages on our Dutch website (pages will open in new tab) :
- Since July 2, 1775, 483 fantini debuted on the Piazza
- In 1928, no less than 9 fantini debuted (in 3 courses).
- 21 fantini won their debut.
- Istrice had 25 fantini debut since 1775
- None of them won on his debut
- The longest period without a debutant is 26 years : 16/8/1805-2/7/1831
|21||Pel di Carota||2/7/1966|
Below you will find events that have never happened before and that cause some kind of superstition in the contradaioli. MAI or never is of course a relative term. The further we go back in time, the less data is stored and the more uncertain we become.
Istrice had never :
- won a cappotto
- won in august when Torre participated
- won when they were selected as ,1st, 2nd, 3th or 10th (estrazione)
- won from 7th, 8th or rincorsa at the start
- won when they were at the start next to Aquila of Onda or Selva
- won a july palio when they were drawn together with Aquila or Chiocciola or Civetta or Leocorno or Oca or Onda or Pantera
- won an august palio when they were drawn together with Aquila or Bruco or Giraffa or Leocorno or Lupa or Oca or Onda or Pantera or Selva or Tartuca or Torre
- won a palio alla romana
- won a palio with cavalli scossi
- won a palio with Civetta or Leocorno or Pantera or Tartuca as the rincorsa
Last update : 5 december 2019