Canazei (Ladin: Cianacéi; German: Kanzenei, Kanetschei or Kanascheid[citation needed]) 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).[4]

Comune di Canazei
Canazei center
Canazei center
Coat of arms of Canazei
Coat of arms
Location of Canazei
Canazei is located in Italy
Location of Canazei in Italy
Canazei is located in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Canazei (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
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
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceTrentino (TN)
FrazioniAlba, Gries, Penia and Canazei
 • MayorSilvano Parmesani
 • Total67.3 km2 (26.0 sq mi)
1,450 m (4,760 ft)
 (28 February 2017)[3]
 • Total1,908
 • Density28/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0462
Patron saintSt. Florian
WebsiteOfficial website
Torrent Avisio in the Canazei center.
Parish church.


In the census of 2001, 1,498 inhabitants out of 1,818 (82.4%) declared Ladin as their native language.[5]

Main sightsEdit

  • Chiesetta della Madonna della Neve. This church, dedicated to Our Lady of the Snow, is located at Gries, one of the Canazei hamlets, and was built in 1595; it has an onion-domed bell tower, while on the southern facade is an image of S. Christopher, painted in the 18th century.[4]
  • Chiesetta di San Floriano, a church in the centre of the village. It was built in 1592.[4]


Canazei is the base station for 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.


Events in the town include:

  • 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


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ a b c Artoni, Carlo (1994) 250 Itinerari in Val di Fassa, p.146. Azienda di Promozione Turistica della Valle di Fassa
  5. ^ "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.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Canazei at Wikimedia Commons