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 Ayas
The boutique is located in Antagnod, at an altitude of 1699 metres a.s.l., in a delightful little village offering matchless views over Monte Rosa. It can be found inside “La Maison de l’Ours”, the home of the mountain dweller who killed the last bear in the Aosta Valley, in the style and size of typical of local building traditions. In addition, inside is a restored traditional oven that used to be used for baking bread.
In this appealing historical boutique, visitors can choose from a selection of quality objects shaped by skilled craftsmen.
July and August
from Monday to Sunday 10-13 / 14.30-19.30
Monday 5th July closed.
from Wednesday to Sunday 10-12.30 / 15.30-19.30
closed from 27 to 30 September.
Saturday and Sunday 10-12.30 / 15.30-19.30
Monday 1 and 2 November 10-12.30 / 15.30-19.30
Opening times are subject to variations: we advice to verify them before the visit (see the “Contacts” area).