Alba di Canazei
The small parish church dedicated to Saint Antonio Abate adds to the aesthetic beauty of this hamlet. Alba is best known as a tourist destination in the summer and winter seasons. It is from here that the cable car leaves for the Ciampac basin and provides access to the Ciampac-Buffaure ski circuit, departure point for many summer excursions.
The tourist resort also offers a covered ice stadium, ski mountaineering routes and cross-country skiing trails. Particular emphasis is placed on children, who can learn to ski on the baby pistes or spend hours in the snow play parks. During the summer months, visitors can set out on excursions in the forests, go for high-altitude walks, tackle the mountain bike trails, play tennis, go horse-riding and much more.
The origins of the name Alba
The name Alba (Dèlba in the Ladin language) means ‘rocky wall’, which refers to the rocky Dolèda ridge which overlooks the town and is characterised by its light colour. An isolated house used to stand beneath the cliff, called ‘Sot l’èlbes’.
The inhabitants of Alba are called ‘Roc’ since legend has it that in times gone by, being extremely possessive of their properties, they fenced off their properties with wooden fences bound together with woven wicker laces, the famous ‘roc’.