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 Cogne
The boutique can be found on the pedestrian street named after one of the most important figures in the history of the Aosta Valley, César Emmanuel Grappein (1772-1855). Close to the Gran Paradiso National Park it is nestled between the highest peaks in Europe and visited by thousands of tourists each year. The boutique is an invitation for craft aficionados to take home an authentic piece of the Aosta Valley.
July and August
from Monday to Sunday 10-12.30 / 14.30-19.30
Closed on Monday 5th July.
from Wednesday to Sunday 9.30-12.30 / 15.30-19.00
closed from 27 to 30 September.
Saturday and Sunday 9.30-12.30 / 15.30-19.00
Monday 1 and 2 November 10-12.30 / 15-19
Opening times are subject to variations: we advice to verify them before the visit (see the “Contacts” area).