Imperiale Contrada della Giraffa: 2024 Titular Festival program

Imperial Contrada of the Giraffe
Titular Feast in honor of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
30 May – 8 June 2024

From Thursday 30 May to Saturday 8 June 2024, the Imperiale Contrada della Giraffa will take place. Below is the program of the celebrations of the Giraffe Festival in honor of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


The program of the 2024 Titular Festival
of the Imperial Contrada della Giraffa

Thursday 30 May

  • 6.00pm Painting and sewing school, delivery of flags in the Hall of Victories.
  • 7.00 pm “Street Basketball in Provenzano” 3VS3 Contrade Basketball Tournament (over 18). Food&Drink in Piazza Provenzano.

Friday 31 May

  • 8.30 am Visit to extra-moenia cemeteries to pay homage to the deceased Contrada members.
  • 5.30pm Presentation of the book “La Giraffa alla Bufalata del 1612” by Franco Semboloni, Sala delle Vittorie.
  • 7.00pm “Street Basketball in Provenzano” 3VS3 Contrade Basketball Tournament (over 18) Food&Drink in Piazza Provenzano.

Saturday 1st June

  • 8.30am Visit to the city cemeteries to pay homage to the deceased Contrada members.
  • 2.30 pm Tribute from the Comparsa to the residents of the district.
  • 3.00 pm Homage of the Comparsa at the chapel of the Sacred Hosts and homage of the candles at the church of Santa Elisabetta della Visitazione.
  • 4.00pm Contrada baptism.
  • 5.00pm Ceremony of entry of twelve-year-olds into the youth group and eighteen-year-olds into the Contrada and presentation of the “Raffaello Ginanneschi” scholarships.
  • 7.15pm Reception of the Signoria in via dei Rossi on the corner of via del Refe Nero.
  • 7.30pm Solemn Matins in the Contrada oratory.
  • 8.30pm Food stands and games in the district.

Sunday 2 June

  • 8.15 am Departure of the Apparatus for the homage to the Sisters
  • 12.30 pm Offering of the candle to the Madonna of Provenzano
  • 3.30 pm Continuation of the tribute to the Sisters.
  • 7.30pm Meeting with the Giraffins in Piazza del Campo.
  • 7.45pm Return of the Appearance to the Contrada with the Città del Palio Band.
  • 8.30pm Tour dinner, inside the Contrada premises.

Reservations (excluding the Appearance): via SdG app or email [email protected]. For telephone reservations Daniela Bellucci 392 6897373, by 05/31.

Monday 3 June

  • 5.00 pm in Piazzetta della Giraffa “XXVII Extemporaneous Painting” dedicated to the Giraffini Artists, citizens of the 17 Contrade participate.

Tuesday 4 June

  • from 7.30pm Bar in the stable.
  • from 8.00 pm Pizza in pieces in Piazzetta della Giraffa with live musical performance by the singer-songwriter and performer Giacomo Rossetti.

Reservations: via SdG app or email [email protected]. For telephone reservations Daniela Bellucci 392 6897373 by 02/06.

Wednesday 5 June

  • 5.00 pm Review of Sienese songs by the small groups of the 17 districts.
  • from 7.30pm Bar in the stable.
  • from 8.00 pm Dinner with pimi espressos in the square and entertainment by Michele Landi Vinili Vintage Music session.

Reservations: via SdG app or email [email protected]. For telephone reservations Daniela Bellucci 392 6897373, by 03/06.

Thursday 6 June

  • from 8.30pm Grills in the stable
  • from 8.30pm Vineyard in Vicolo del Fontino
    Reservations: via SdG app or email [email protected]. For telephone reservations Daniela Bellucci 392 6897373, by 04/06.
  • 8.30pm DiscOsteria in Piazza Provenzano with DJ Ettore Chiesi – DrinkBar and champagne bar.

Reservations: via SdG app or email [email protected]. For telephone reservations Lapo Ramerini 339 2648397 or Ginevra Borgianni 327 2362316, by 04/06.

Friday 7 June

  • from 8.30pm Brace in Piazza Provenzano – live music by the Synthonic musical group – DrinkBar and champagne bar.
    Reservations: via SdG app or email [email protected]. For telephone reservations Daniela Bellucci 392 6897373, by 05/06.
  • 8.30pm Fish dinner in Piazzetta della Giraffa, we host “L’Osteria di Castelvecchio”.

The sale of the cards is scheduled for the following days (max 120 people – €45 with house wine and wine list):

  • Sunday 26 May from 1.00 pm, during and after the draw lunch – Society in via delle Vergini
  • Wednesday 29 May in the time slots 6-8pm and 9-11pm – Society in Provenzano.
  • Thursday 30 May: from 7.30pm to 9.30pm – Society in Provenzano.
  • Friday 31 May: from 7.30pm to 9.30pm – Society in Provenzano.

Saturday 8 June

  • from 8.30 pm Brace in Piazza Provenzano – Disco with DJ Iaia – DrinkBar and champagne bar.

Reservations: via SdG app or email [email protected]. For telephone reservations Daniela Bellucci 392 6897373, by 06/06.

  • 8.30pm Dinner with the 2018 starred Chef Alberto Sparacino, Piazzetta della Giraffa.

The sale of the cards is scheduled for the following days (max 120 people – 55 euros – house wine and wine list):

  • Sunday 26 May: from 1pm, during and after the draw lunch – Society in via delle Vergini.
  • Wednesday 29 May: late afternoon and after dinner in the time slots 6-8pm and 9-11pm – Society in Provenzano.
  • Thursday 30 May: from 7.30pm to 9.30pm – Society in Provenzano.
  • Friday 31 May: from 7.30pm to 9.30pm – Society in Provenzano.

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