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Mother Church

It might not be widely known that the first person in the world to record a Jazz record in New Orleans, was Nick La Rocca who was originally from Salaparuta and that the origins of Jazz can be traced back to a group of young jazz musicians, including Luis Prima and Roppolo, all originally from the town. It must also be known that the new Salaparuta, with its layout of straight roads and large squares, rises a few kilometres from the old inhabited centre which was completely destroyed in the earthquake of ’68. The suggestive foundations of the Mother Church and of the ex-Capuchin monastery have recently been recovered, and the town jealously protects the fifteenth century statue of Bianca di Navarra, which was saved from the ruins. Visit the town during the setting up of the altars in honour of San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph) or the celebration of the ’ncontru - meeting, on Easter day, between the simulacrums of Christ and Mary, and don’t forget to try a tasty and typical ‘nfigghiulata accompanied by the delicious Salaparuta DOC wine which is produced here. 

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The beauties di (en)Salaparuta

Cannatuna Salaparuta
CANNATUNA DI PASQUA
Another custom is the making, at Easter, of cannatuna, real eggs with decorations of sweet,...
Lu 'ncontru Salaparuta
L'INCONTRO DI PASQUA
At midday on Easter Sunday, pre-announced by an Angel, the spectacular ncontru - meeting...
The crying Salaparuta
LACRIMAZIONE DEL SACRO CUORE DI GESU'
On the external wall of the Sancetta house a niche commemorates the site of a miraculous event;...
Mother Church Salaparuta
CHIESA MADRE
The church has a curious, fan-shaped layout and a façade characterised by a scaffolding...
Mount Porcello Salaparuta
MONTE PORCELLO
Mount Porcello and Sinapa Wood contain scrub formations of high value for nature and landscape....
Holy Week Salaparuta
LA PASSIONE DI CRISTO
There are heartfelt celebrations of the rites of Holy Week which take place with devotion and...
Social Centre Salaparuta
CENTRO SOCIALE
The building, designed by the architect Saverio Bono,  presents an alternation of fullness...
Nick La Rocca Salaparuta
NICK LA ROCCA
Who was originally from Salaparuta and that the origins of Jazz can be traced back to a group of...

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