IMPERIAL CONTRADA OF THE GIRAFFE - IDENTITY AND TERRITORY

Coat of Imperial Contrada of the Giraffe

Military Company of San Pietro a Ovile di Sopra

I N S I G N I A

Argent coat of arms, with giraffe led by a blackamoor in Turkish costume, surmounted by a ribbon inscribed with the motto: UMBERTUS I DEDIT.
The title "Imperial" was conferred by decree of Victor Emanuel III for the Contrada's victory in the Palio of July 1936.

C O L O U R S

Red and white.

M O T T O

The higher the head, the greater the glory.

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

Elegance

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

San Pietro a Ovile di Sopra

G U I L D

Painters

O R A T O R Y

Church of the Suffrage, in the crypt of the Collegiate Church of Provenzano. In 1969 the Giraffe was recognized as an institution of canon law.

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

Virgin Mary of the Visitation, celebrated on the first Sunday of June.

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

Piazzetta della Giraffa, 2 - tel. 0577/287091

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

SOCIETA' DELLA GIRAFFA - Via delle Vergini, 18 - tel. 0577/207091

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

www.contradadellagiraffa.it

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

The work of Salvatore Bocci, with an element in bronze by Pier Luigi Olla. It is located in Via delle Vergini.

T W I N N E D

GROSSETO

A L L I E S

THE OWL , THE PORCUPINE  AND THE PANTHER.

A D V E R S A R Y

NO ONE

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

GI-GI-RAFFE

M E M B E R   O F   T H E
G I R A F F E

Giraffino

L U C K Y   N U M B E R

19

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

PROVENZANO

Official flag of Imperial Contrada of the Giraffe

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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