Contrada del Bruco

Bruco (caterpillar) is situated to the north of the Piazza del Campo. Traditionally, its residents worked in the silk trade. Bruco is one of only four nobile (noble) contrade; its title was earned in 1369 to commemorate its people's bravery in helping to defeat Charles IV, and consolidated in 1371 when they led the revolt to replace the Sienese council with a people's government. Their colours are yellow and green with blue bands.
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Bruco's horse arrives in 2008

Bruco's horse arrives in 2008

Contrada del Bruco. July 2013

Contrada del Bruco. July 2013

Setaioli (Nobile Contrada del Bruco):

Setaioli (Nobile Contrada del Bruco):

Contrada del Bruco

Contrada del Bruco

a sketch of the Bruco contrada in the late 1800s

a sketch of the Bruco contrada in the late 1800s

Bruco's flag

Bruco's flag

a procession through the street by the Bruco contrada

a procession through the street by the Bruco contrada

flag throwers for Bruco on the piazza

flag throwers for Bruco on the piazza


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