L'Artisanà - The shops of traditional Aosta Valley handycraft
The craftsmen of the Aosta valley traditionally used the term “l’Artisanà” to refer to the shop in the centre of Aosta where the products displayed during the Sant’Orso Craft Fair were taken for sale once the fair was over. Thus, the Institut Valdôtain de l’Artisanat de Tradition has decided to make this name its communication brand, combining the cultural and commercial sectors of its activity.
Today there are four Artisanà boutiques spread all over the region, providing an original showcase for a living, evolving craft industry rooted in tradition.
The boutiques de L’Artisanà offer tourists and aficionados the chance to take home an authentic piece of the Aosta Valley: objects crafted in wood, earthenware and wrought iron, as well as textiles and ceramics, testifying to the traditions of our region that stretch back thousands of years.
The boutique in Courmayeur
The pearl of the Alps: this is the well-deserved name given to Courmayeur for the extraordinarily beautiful landscape that surrounds it and the magnificent scenario offered by the Mont Blanc chain that looks down over it. This well-known location is home to the largest of the L’Artisanà boutiques, which can be found in the town centre below Piazza Abbé Henry (where the church stands), and is accessible via the steps that link Via Roma with the street leading to Piazzale Monte Bianco. This boutique boasts interesting architecture inside, divided into a number of different rooms and levels adding up to a total of around 200 square metres. It offers a rich variety of objects from the finest craft tradition.
Inside the Boutique, visitors will find the Galleria dell’ARTigianato, where unique local craft items are displayed and sold. These products, demonstrating impressive manual and creative skills, are crafted in a variety of expressive styles that have their roots in the local craft tradition.
July and August
From Monday to Sunday 10-13 / 14.30-19.30
Closed on Monday 5th July.
From Wednesday to Sunday 10-12.30 / 15-19
Closed from 27 to 30 September.
Saturday and Sunday 10.30-12.30 / 15-19
Monday 1 and 2 November 10.30-12.30 / 15-19
Opening times are subject to variations: we advice to verify them before the visit (see the “Contacts” area).