A Visit to Sant’Orso Fair
Every year in the city center of Aosta, the 30th and 31st January the Sant’Orso fair is organized. We have decided to visit it this year!
The name of the fair comes from the Sant’Orso Church located in the center of Aosta. According to the tradition, the Saint (who lived in the IX century) loved to provide wooden shoes to the coty’s people in front of the Church.
It is an exhibition of more than one thousand artisans, who show the visitors their handcrafted masterpieces. You will see thousands of objects, such as for the kitchen’s utensils and decorations for outdoor. Each stand is different compared to the others, so the visit to the entire fair is a duty! You will also find many cockerels all around, since they represent the symbol of the fair itself.
Quick guide of Aosta:
How to reach Aosta: we reached the city by bus, leaving from Milan. It takes about 2 hours
Food: we had lunch at Ristorante-Osteria dell’Oca. You will find a typical menu of Valle d’Aosta: try the “fonduta”, the specialty of the city
Not to miss: have a visit at Sant’Orso Church and underpass the tunnel under the statue…you will get better from backache from now on!
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