You’ll be left open-mouthed by the monumental complex of Sant’Orso, which includes: the medieval bell tower, the cloister (12th century), the Collegiate Church, the Priory buildings, the Treasury Museum and the Ottonian frescoes. This list is sufficient to offer an idea of the beauty of the complex. In the cloister, for example, there is a painting of the Black Madonna and Child. Sant'Orso also gives its name to the thousand-year-old fair of traditional handicrafts, especially wooden ones, which peacefully invades the whole town on 30 and 31 January each year and is repeated in a smaller - but no less delightful - version in August, entitled La foire d'été.
Have you ever seen a lime tree, planted around 1530? You’ll find one here that has been a national monument since 1924. A tip: to enter San Lorenzo, it is advisable to buy a single ticket, valid for one year from the date of issue, which also includes entry to three other sites: the Cryptoporticus, the Regional Archaeological Museum and the Roman Theatre.
You can buy tickets online at www.midaticket.it/?s=aosta