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Salaparuta

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

Salaparuta
PIETRA DIPINTA
That is Madonna with Child sitting on a pear tree, following a Hispanic-Portuguese iconography,...
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;...
Wine Salaparuta
VINI DOC
Wine production has always been practised in the territory and is now the main productive...
Event Salaparuta
LUOGHI ED EVENTI CELEBRATIVI
Also, jazz concerts are organised by the Centro Studi e Ricerche Nick La Rocca Nick la Rocca...
Lu 'ncontru Salaparuta
L'INCONTRO DI PASQUA
At midday on Easter Sunday, pre-announced by an Angel, the spectacular ncontru - meeting...
Crucifix Salaparuta
CROCEFISSO DEL SS. SALVATORE
In the same church are held the fine Crocefisso - Crucifix (1755) by brother Benedetto Valenza...
Piazza Paruta Salaparuta
PIAZZA PARUTA
The square, designed by the architect Antonello Sotgia, is the most important meeting place of...
Ruins of the Mother Church Salaparuta
RUDERI DELLA MATRICE
In the site where the Mother Church stood, it is presumed that a chapel already existed in the...

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