Sant'Orso Fair in Donnas
The traditional Sant’Orso Fair in Donnas, which takes place every year on the third Sunday of January, has been exceptionally postponed due to the Covid legislation to Sunday 27 March 2022.
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.
The extraordinary stops in Donnas of the following trains are established for the day of March 27, 2022:
Turin-Aosta line RV 2757 – RV 2759 – RV 2761 – RV 2771 – RV 2777;
Aosta-Turin line RV 2758 – RV 2770 – RV 2772 – RV 2776.
Saturday 26th March
*7.30 p.m. – Torchlight procession along the Village streets in honour of the handicraftsmen with the Donnas Town Band
*8.00 p.m. – Holy Mass in the St Ours Chapel with the Vert Chorus.
*8.30 p.m. – Visit of the ethnographic exhibition
Sunday 27th March
*8.30 a.m. – Official opening of the Fair
*9.30 a.m. – Reception of the Authorities and performance of the Donnas Town Band
*5.00 p.m. – Prize giving to the Exhibitors Handicraftsmen and closing of the Fair
To visit the Fair it is mandatory to have the Green Pass
Note - this information is not directly connected to the Cammino Balteo path but it is part of the Aosta Valley tourist offer.