NOBLE CONTRADA OF THE SHELL - IDENTITY AND TERRITORY

Coat of Noble Contrada of the Shell

Military Company of Abbadia nuova di Sopra  Military Company of Abbadia nuova di Sotto

I N S I G N I A

Blue coat of arms. A silver shell surmounted by a granducal crown between two branches of red coral, three Savoy knots and two roses, one red, the other silver.
The Contrada was given the title "Noble" for the valor its troops showed at Montaperti (1260) and at Porta Pispini (1527); for having brought water to the ward in 1469; and at the fountain of Pispini in 1534.

C O L O U R S

Cobalt blue with yellow and red stripes.

M O T T O

It is the red of the coral that burns in my heart.

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

Discretion

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

Abbadia nuova di Sopra, Abbadia nuova di Sotto.

G U I L D

Potters

O R A T O R Y

Between Via de' Pispini and Via dell'Oliviera, built in 1680 by the Contrada members and dedicated to their patron saint.

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

St. Gaetano of Thiene, 7 August.

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

Via dei Pispini, 68/70 - tel. 0577.49600

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

SOCIETA' LA PANIA - Via dei Pispini, 112 -
tel. 0577.222666

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

www.nobilecontradadelnicchio.it

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

Fountain of Pispini (16th century), Piazza Santo Spirito.

T W I N N E D

ASCIANO (SI)

A L L I E S

THE CATERPILLAR, THE WAVE and THE TORTOISE.

A D V E R S A R Y

THE RAM  (since 1952)

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

NI-NI-NICCHIO

M E M B E R   O F   T H E
S H E L L

Nicchiaiolo

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

PISPINI

Official flag of Nobile Contrada del Nicchio

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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