Sant'Orso Fair in Donnas
- 13 January 2023 - 15 January 2023
Entry to the Veillà on Friday 13th: 15,00 €
Friday 13 January 2023
- 8.00 pm: traditional “Veillà”: open cellars in the old village, ancient crafts and typical and genuine flavours, accompanied by the Donnas music band, the “Mont-Rose” and “Viva Voce” choirs, the “Giust” and “Carema Street Band” and “Saint-Cecile-Summer”;
Saturday 14 January 2023
- 5.30 pm: at the Vine and Wine Museum, presentation of the book: “Donnas i vini della Valle d’Aosta” by Elena Ericer; Donnas wine tasting will follow;
- 7.30 pm: torchlight procession along the streets of the village in honor of the artisans, with the Musical Band - meeting at the school square.
- 8.00 pm: Holy Mass at the Chapel of S. Orso with the choir of Vert;
- 9.00 pm: in the pavilion, concert by the Donnas mini-band;
Sunday 15 January 2023
- 8.30 am: visit by the jury for the assignment of the special prizes;
- 9.30 am: reception of the authorities;
- 11.00 am: Holy Mass at the Chapel of S. Orso;
- 12.00: traditional hot meal for exhibitors;
- 17.00: awarding of artisan exhibitors and closing of the Fair;
- From 8.00 to 21.00: the ethnographic exhibition curated by the Donnas library will be open to visitors: “The animals - Lé Beuhquie”
A free shuttle service will be in operation on Sunday with continuous runs from the “Ilsa Viola” industrial area of Pont-Saint-Martin to the Hone-Bard roundabout with stops in the various signposted car parks.
Trains with extraordinary stops in Donnas station for Sunday 15/01/2023
- For information: Pont-Saint-Martin tourist office tel. +39 0125 804843
Smaller and more intimate than the Aosta fair of the same name, the Sant’Orso fair in Donnas is a very pleasant craft fair to visit.
It takes place in the medieval village, along the main street.
The Fair exhibits precious objects, made by about 500 craftsmen, and traditionally takes place on Sunday, preceded by other joyful events on Friday and Saturday. It is easy to be enchanted by the creations of these artists: it is impossible to go home without a gift or a memory to treasure.
Once a fair for selling farm tools built during the winter, over time it has transformed into a showcase for Valle d’Aosta’s traditional crafts products.
You can still find rakes, baskets, spoons and ladles, casks, sabots and household items, but today there is mainly the expertise of full-fledged artists to admire, who specialise in sculptures, bas reliefs, inlay on wood or serpentine as well as articles in copper and wrought iron, laces, fabrics in hemp or wool, slippers, etc.
Telephone:+39 338 475 9383