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Comune di Canazei
Canazei center
Canazei center
Coat of arms of Canazei
Coat of arms
Canazei is located in Italy
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 / Metropolitan city Trentino (TN)
Frazioni Alba, Gries, Penia and Canazei
 • Mayor Mariano Cloch
 • Total 67.3 km2 (26.0 sq mi)
Elevation 1,450 m (4,760 ft)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 1,829
 • Density 27/km2 (70/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Fassani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 38032
Dialing code 0462
Patron saint St. Florian

Canazei (Italian pronunciation: [kanatˈtsɛi]; 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]


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


Canazei is the base station for many excursions and rock climbs to the Sella, Marmolada and Sassolungo Groups.

The comune is represented in ice hockey's Serie A by HC Fassa who play at the Stadio del Ghiaccio Gianmario Scola. 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.


  • 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


  • 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]


  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)" (PDF). Annuario Statistico 2006 (in Italian). Autonomous Province of Trento. 2007. Retrieved 2011-05-12. 

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