The Fair of Sant’Orso

The Fair of Sant’Orso is celebrated in the month of January in Italy’s Aosta Valley region, which is the smallest region in Italy. The Fair of Sant’Orso is not only a celebration of the creativity and industriousness of mountain people, but also a great popular event during which the peculiar characteristics of the identity of Valle d’Aosta’s population are revealed.

A visit to the fair is an extraordinary, unforgettable, intensely emotional experience, because the craftsmen present are here less for commercial reasons than out of a desire to venture outside their workshops in search of contact with visitors able to appreciate creativity and quality craftsmanship, deriving from a tradition stretching back centuries. Likewise, visitors come here not just in search of a bargain, or a useful, everyday object or something to adorn their home, but also to revel in the unique atmosphere.

During the fair, you may also visit the Atelier, where objects from various craft categories are exposed and even on sale. The fair is also about music, folklore and a chance to taste the traditional gourmet products and wines. In the foodstaff pavilion you can taste the typical flavours of the Aosta Valley.

If you are in Italy in the month of January, it is suggested that you visit the Aosta Valley and witness the fair. Hiring a car can be a good option if you are put up elsewhere and wish to travel to Aosta Valley by road. There are some attractive car hire options from They offer economy packages, especially to tourists who pour in all through the year. Car Rental Italy offers cars on hire from a wide fleet of cars like Hertz, Mercedes, minivans and more, with attractive packages designed especially for the tourists, to make their trip a memorable one.

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