Canazei

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Canazei
Comune
Comune di Canazei
Canazei center
Canazei center
Coat of arms of Canazei
Coat of arms
Canazei is located in Italy
Canazei
Canazei
Location of Canazei in Italy
Coordinates: 46°28′30″N 11°46′24″E / 46.47500°N 11.77333°E / 46.47500; 11.77333Coordinates: 46°28′30″N 11°46′24″E / 46.47500°N 11.77333°E / 46.47500; 11.77333
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province Trentino (TN)
Frazioni Alba, Gries, Penia and Canazei
Government
 • Mayor Mariano Cloch
Area
 • Total 67.3 km2 (26.0 sq mi)
Elevation 1,842 m (6,043 ft)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 1,829
 • Density 27/km2 (70/sq mi)
Demonym Fassani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 38032
Dialing code 0462
Patron saint St. Florian

Canazei (Ladin: Cianacèi, German: Kanetschei, Kanzenei or Kanascheid) is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located in the upper part of the Val di Fassa, about 110 kilometres (68 mi) northeast of Trento. Its name derives from the Latin word cannicetus (cane thicket).[2]

Demographics[edit]

In the census of 2001, 1,498 inhabitants out of 1,818 (82.4%) declared Ladin as their native language.[3]

Mountaneering[edit]

Canazei is the base station for many excursions and rock climbs to the Sella, Marmolada and Sassolungo Groups.
Located at the base of the Pordoi, Sella and Fedaia passes, Canazei is well connected to the rest of Val di Fassa, Val Gardena and Livinallongo.
Canazei is crossed by the main road SS48 that connects Ora in the Adige Valley to Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Canazei co-hosted the 1994 World Ice Hockey Championships with Bolzano and Milan. Canazei is also a traditional ski resort on the Sella Ronda circuit with 42 kilometres (26 mi) of ski slopes.

Events[edit]

  • Gran Festa da d'Istà (Great Summer Feast - in Ladin): on the first Sunday in September with traditional folk parade
  • Te Anter i Tobiè: on the second week-end in July

Churches[edit]

  • Chiesetta della Madonna della Neve

The church, dedicated to Our Lady of the Snow, is located at Gries, one of the Canazei hamlets, and was built in 1595; it has a characteristic onion-domed bell tower and on the South facade there is an image of S. Christopher, painted in the 18th century.[2]

  • Chiesetta di San Floriano

The church is located in the centre of the village and was built in 1592.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ a b c Artoni, Carlo (1994) 250 Itinerari in Val di Fassa, p.146. Azienda di Promozione Turistica della Valle di Fassa
  3. ^ "Tav. I.5 - Appartenenza alla popolazione di lingua ladina, mochena e cimbra, per comune di area di residenza (Censimento 2001)". Annuario Statistico 2006 (in Italian). Autonomous Province of Trento. 2007. Retrieved 2011-05-12. 


External links[edit]

Media related to Canazei at Wikimedia Commons