ABOUT SAN CANDIDO
Innichen (German pronunciation: [ˈɪnɪçn̩]; Italian: San Candido [saɲ ˈkandido]) is a market town and comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy.
It is located in the Puster Valley on the Drava River, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) northeast of Bolzano, on Italy's border with Austria. It hosts Italy’s International Snow Sculpture Festival each year.
As November 2010, it had a population of 3,175.
Innichen borders the municipalities of Toblach, Innervillgraten (Austria), Sexten, and Sillian (Austria).
It is home to the Innichen Abbey, founded here in the late 8th century and which belonged to the Prince-Bishopric of Freising. The abbey itself was disestablished in 1785, while the surrounding estates were acquired by the County of Tyrol after the Mediatisation of 1803 (Reichsdeputationshauptschluss). According to the Treaty of Saint-Germain terms, Innichen became part of Kingdom of Italy in 1919. Innichen is still the site of a Franciscan monastery founded in 1691.
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