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 Aosta
A pioneer in the display and sale of traditional Aosta Valley crafts, the boutique in Aosta first opened its doors on January 1st 1942, and is today located on the ground floor of Aosta Town Hall, beneath the portico of the east wing of the building, with access from Piazza Emile Chanoux.
From then on, it has been known to both sector operators and the numerous visitors as “L’Artigianato”. Today, as in the past, craft aficionados can find the finest local creations.
Daily opening 10a.m. – 12.30p.m. and 2.30p.m. – 7p.m.
Opening times are subject to variations: we advice to verify them before the visit (see the “Contacts” area).