Hamlets belonging to the municipality: Gries, Alba e Penia
Etymology: Canazei comes from the Latin word "cannacetum", "groove of reeds". Probably there was a marsh created by the periodic overflowing of the stream Avisio.
Points of interest: San Floriano Church (founded in 1570) in Piaz de Sèn Florian; Canazei Town Hall by the architect Ettore Sottsass senior (end of the twenties, renovated in 1998) in Piaz Marconi; frescoes in Cèsa Bernard (by Virgilio Soraperra, 1979) in Strèda Dolomites; Madonna della Neve Church (founded in 1570) in Piaz de Gries; Sacro Cuore Church (founded in 1935 and renovated in 2009) in Strèda de la Gejia; Sant’Antonio Abate Church (founded in 1410) in Strèda de Sorapera, Alba; ancient hamlet of Soraperra along Strèda de Sorapera, Alba; Lorenz and Verra: the highest hamlets in Val di Fassa (Troi de Lorenz path and view point); "Sia", ancient Venetian sawmill (16th century renovated in 1929) separate section of the Ladin Museum in Strèda de Ciamp Trujan; Santi Rocco and Sebastiano Church (founded in 1562) in Strèda don Luigi Baroldi; Cèsa Dovolavilla, type of ladin "majon" with bread oven in Strèda de Treve, Penìa.
Events: "Da na tieja in l’autra", folk feast on the second week-end of July; DoloMyths Run Skyrace, international mountain running race held in mid July; Canazei Night Event, acrobatic show on the snow at the main square, in August; Gran Festa da d’Istà, important folk festival that brings all the Dolomite’s Ladins together, first week-end of September; Ladin Carnival, one of the highest forms of expression of the Ladin culture, form the 17th of January up until Shrove Tuesday; Sellaronda Skimarathon, ski-mountaineering competition in mid February.
Description: surrounded by the most important Dolomite peaks, Canazei is one of the most worldwide famous Alpine resorts. It is a winter paradise both for fans directly linked to the , that also offers of all level of difficulty in the . Many important sport events take place in Canazei such as the Sellaronda Skimarathon (night mountaineering competition) in winter, and the DoloMyths Run Skyrace in summer, a high-level mountain race, but Canazei is well known also for its lively night life.
Val di Fassa also means relaxation and well-being. Along with the wellness centres present in numerous hotels of the valley, the is also worth a mention. Located by the new in Canazei, it offers a varied programme of regenerating treatments.
The strong tourism development in the 50s changed deeply the aspect of the town, making it an important and modern resort, but the village preserved traces of its original architecture. In the end of August, all the Ladin valleys gather together on occasion of the "Gran Festa da d’Istà", a very longed-for event for the local people, who can show their proud of being Ladins and their most beautiful traditional customs and accessories, different from valley to valley.
Events and shows in Canazei, Alba and Penia
Opening times Information Office Canazei:
Opening times Information Office Alba di Canazei: