The ancient Saint Orso craft fair in Aosta

Every year the city of Aosta is home to the Saint Orso Fair dedicated to the Aosta Valley craft work.

This year the fair is held on the 30th and 31st of January, with artisans coming from all over the region.

The fair has a long tradition that dates back to 1000. Legend tells that all began in the area of Saint Orso Church. Just opposite the church, the Saint, who lived before the ninth century, used to distribute clothing and “sabot”, the traditional wooden clogs still sold at the Fair, to the poor.

The favorite material is wood in all its forms, but there are also artisans of metals, ceramics and fabrics.

Aosta is transformed and visitors are transported into a world of gestures handed down from generation to generation.

For more info www.fieradisantorso.it

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