PRIOR CONTRADA OF THE OWL - IDENTITY AND TERRITORY

Coat of Prior Contrada of the Owl

Military Company of San Vigilio  Military Company of San Pietro in Banchi  Military Company of San Cristoforo

I N S I G N I A

Party crest of black and red. An owl seen frontally with two small cobalt blue crests charged with the initials U and M (Humbert I and Margaret of Savoy).
The Owl was conferred the title of "Prior" in recognition of its having hosted the first meeting of the Magistrates of the seventeen Contrade, which convenes to discuss issues of common interest.

C O L O U R S

Black and red with white stripes.

M O T T O

I see in the night.

S I G N I F I C A N C E

Astuteness

M I L I T A R Y
C O M P A N I E S

San Vigilio, San Pietro in Banchi, San Cristoforo.

G U I L D

Shoemakers

O R A T O R Y

Built in 1930 within the castle of the Ugurgieri, Via Cecco Angiolieri, and consecrated after World War II.

P A T R O N O   S A I N T
A N D
F E A S T   D A Y

St. Anthony of Padua, 13 June.

H I S T O R I C A L   S E A T A N D   M U S E U M

Castellare degli Ugurgieri, 5 - tel. 0577/44800

C O N T R A D A
A S S O C I A T I O N

CECCO ANGIOLIERI - Vicolo al Vento, 8 - tel. 0577/285505

O F F I C I A L
W E B S I T E

www.contradadellacivetta.it

B A P T I S M A L
F O N T

The Contrada's baptismal font is the work of sculptor Belleschi (2005). It is situated in Castellare degli Ugurgieri.

T W I N N E D

NO ONE

A L L I E S

THE EAGLE , THE PORCUPINE , THE GIRAFFE AND   THE PANTHER.

A D V E R S A R Y

THE UNICORN  (since 1960). Even if two Contrada were allied in the following periods: 1795-1960.

R A L L Y I N G   C H E E R
A N D   I D E N T I F Y I N G
C R Y

CI-CI-CIVETTA

M E M B E R   O F   T H E
O W L

Civettino

L U C K Y   N U M B E R

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C O N T R A D A ' S
A R E A

CASTELLARE

Official flag of Prior Contrada of the Owl

TERRITORY

from BANDO di Violante di Baviera (1729)

Territories of 17 Contrada

The two balls show: the Museum (the coat) , the Contrada Society (the other).

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