Aosta’s thousand-year-old Saint Ursus fair features the arts & crafts of the Valley

Jan 20, 2016 574

An entire millennium. That's how long the Fair of Saint Ursus has been around.

Conventionally, the exhibition is presumed to have begun in the year 1000 [even though St. Ursus, an Irish-born monk, lived in the sixth century].

It is held every year on January 30 and 31 in Aosta and features the arts & crafts of the entire Aosta Valley. All sorts of handmade objects are placed along the streets of the region's capital: items made of wood and soapstone, leatherware and wrought iron, "draps" (woolen fabrics, hand-woven on ancient wooden looms) and typical food products.

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Fonte: Italy24

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