30 & 31 January in Aosta: the thousand-year old local handycraft fair
Each year one thousand artists and craftsmen from the Aosta Valley exhibit with great pride and satisfaction their wares which may be the fruit of a hobby or professional trade.
These exhibits are true works of art, often arising from patient research or by applying new techniques to traditional methods. You will find wood sculpting and carving, items made from soap stone, wrought iron and leather, articles made from "drap", a woollen fabric woven on ancient looms, lace, wickerwork, household objects, wooden ladders and barrels.
The Sant'Orso's Fair also means music, folklore, local food and wine. It is a festive time accompanied by traditional music and dances during the long and renown “veillà” (the night between 30 and 31 January) when the narrow streets are illuminated and revelling continues till dawn.
Relax at Mont-Blanc foot in warm thermal water which flows from the heart of the mountain
Here, the winemakers passion rises and the highest vineyards in Europe grow
In December, dive into the magical village of the "Marché Vert Noël", among the most renowned Christmas markets in the Alps