Elevation 1,842 m (6,043 ft)
|Province / Metropolitan city Trentino (TN)|
Local time Wednesday 3:10 AM
|Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol|
Frazioni Alba, Gries, Penia and Canazei
Weather -1°C, Wind N at 13 km/h, 72% Humidity
Points of interest Pordoi Pass, Marmolada, Sella Pass, Sella group, Langkofel
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).
Map of Canazei, Province of Trento, Italy
In the census of 2001, 1,498 inhabitants out of 1,818 (82.4%) declared Ladin as their native language.
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.
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.
The church is located in the centre of the village and was built in 1592.