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Festa di San Giuseppe in Siena

The traditional festival of San Giuseppe takes place in Via Duprè, in the district called Contrada dell'Onda, where once upon a time many of Siena's carpenters kept their shops. Along the street, past the ceramics and terracotta of the Sienese artisans, you find roving stalls selling toys and sweets. The festival is identified by its so-called 'carrettini di San Giuseppe', small plywood platforms which move on wheels made of pinecones, bearing cut-outs of horses with the colours of Siena's contradas. Little fried rice balls known as the 'Frittelle di San Giuseppe' are sold in the days leading up to March 19, in Piazza di Campo and around the church of San Giuseppe.  

Sources: comune.siena.it

GENERAL INFO
Date / period
19 March
Address
Via Giovanni Duprè, 109, 53100 Siena SI, Italia
Municipality
Siena (SI)
GPS coordinates
43.315369,11.331961
Contact person
Contrada Capitana dell'Onda
Telephone
0577 222046
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