Love for one's Contrada does not take away from love for Siena; to the contrary, it makes it stronger. Beyond love for Siena, love for Italy as well. "I love Italy," a distinguished citizen told me with great seriousness, "because I love Siena, because I love my Contrada. The roots of my love reach deeper than do those of any other Italian."

Piero Bargellini, 1961

Discovering Siena: