Its enviable location, situated in a beautiful valley at 1,460 meters above sea level, nestled between the world’s most famous Dolomite peaks: the Roda di Vael, the Rosengarten, Sassolungo, Sella, Pordoi, Monzoni above which the Marmolada stands unchallenged.
This casts Canazei in the largest and most spectacular ski area, the Dolomiti Superski, with 4 ski areas easily reached from the village, raising this delightful alpine village as the snow sports capital.
The Ladin language
The population of Canazei in Val di Fassa is part of the Ladin language group. Testimonials of the Ladin origins and traditions are still visible in the architecture and folk customs, and in the Ladin language commonly spoken, studied in primary and secondary school, official language certified by a specific language license.
The ladin origins of Canazei are also found in many events, such as the one which takes place in July: “Te anter i tobiè” during which the typical barns are open to the public to rediscover the crafts of the past, or in August, the “Gran Festa da d’Istà”, a very exciting celebration in which the whole population takes part wearing local costumes.
A mountain of legends set between the peaks of the Dolomites, kingdom of the legendary King Laurin, make a holiday in Canazei even more fascinating. These charming peaks will leave you definitely spellbound when they light at sunset, giving birth to the unforgettable light phenomenon called Enrosadira.
Canazei and its Dolomites: a fairytale holiday that never ends …