Surrounded by the Roman walls, Aosta's historic centre offers a wealth of opportunities for shopping enthusiasts, with both the classic stores of the famous franchising brands and the chance to explore local boutiques specialising in classic clothing or sportwear, as well as perfumeries, concept stores, shops selling typical products and small craft workshops.
As you stroll along Via De Tillier, Via Aubert and Via Porta Pretoria, you’ll find fascinating shop windows, including those selling sportswear and mountain apparel.
As you explore the streets of the town centre - perhaps after enjoying an ice cream or a slice of pizza, or visiting the splendid Roman Theatre - you will come across small goldsmiths' workshops, offering an excellent opportunity to choose a gift, surprise someone you love or treat yourself.
Where Aosta really comes into its own, however, is in the field of handicrafts and traditional food and wine, offering souvenirs large and small to take home once the holiday is over.
Wine, cheese, cured meats, grappa and sweets: there is something for all tastes and for all occasions.
During the Sant'Orso Fair, held every year on the 30th and 31st of January, you won’t be able to resist buying a souvenir made by the skilful hands of local craftsmen; but there are opportunities to treat yourself to a traditional object all year round, thanks to "L'Artisanà", a shop under the porticos of Piazza Chanoux that has been displaying and selling fine local craft objects since 1942. These unique items express our local tradition, allowing you to bring a touch of the Aosta Valley into your home.