Canazei: sports, traditions and nightlife
Canazei, a charming town in the Val di Fassa, in the province of Trento, is a well-known tourist destination in the area which is set, like a pearl, between the Dolomites of Marmolada, the Sella Group and the Sassolungo.
Thanks to its favorable position in the center of the largest alpine ski resorts, the municipality of Canazei is the most popular center for lovers of winter tourism and snow sports, as from its center it is possible to quickly reach the 4 ski areas of the Dolomites. Superski. Thanks to the many events present, the countless sports available, it is very popular even in summer, and is also known for the quality of its nightlife.
The skiing is therefore the most popular winter sports activity in Canazei, where there are slopes designed for all needs, from those dedicated to children and beginners, who can participate in courses or private lessons held by expert instructors, to those for super experienced professionals, which reach very high altitudes, up to over 2,100 meters, like the Ciampac ring. In these structures international sports competitions are held, such as the Sellaronda Skimarathon, a ski mountaineering competition that takes place during the night.
Canazei is a very ancient municipality, which is committed to promoting its uses, customs and traditions through cultural, dance and theater groups composed solely of Ladin people, who perform during festivals, parties and events open to the public.
The municipality, however, not only offers sport, culture and historical knowledge of the origins of the locals, but also thinks of young people who, once off the ski slopes, want to have fun and socialize while enjoying the nightlife: they are numerous typical nightclubs, piano bars and pubs remain open until the early morning light.
On the other hand, those who want to spend a relaxing holiday can enjoy long walks in the open air, in the midst of unspoiled nature and the treatments offered in the numerous and specialized beauty and wellness institutes present within the accommodation facilities.
During the summer there are numerous events of all kinds, such as the world championship of high altitude running, called Dolomiti Skyrace; the opening of the barns for the Te Anter I Tobiè event, in order to introduce tourists to the trades of the past and the ways in which they were practiced; there Gran Festa d’Istà, which takes place at the end of the summer and celebrates the meeting between all the Ladin people present in the area.
To complete the knowledge of the local culture, it is advisable to visit the markets where you can buy typical local products, such as milk, yoghurt, cheeses, salami and polenta, but also Krapfen, speck and salted meat from Trentino and to frequent the taverns and the huts that offer menus prepared exclusively with products from the area.
All tastes can be satisfied in a holiday in Canazei, which combines the beauty of the landscape with the possibility of practicing sports (not only in winter) and getting to know one of the most important scenarios in the history of our country. Furthermore, by tasting and buying, perhaps to give them as a souvenir, the typical products of this wonderful place, you will be able to relive the atmosphere and emotions experienced during an unforgettable holiday every time you eat them.