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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

Holy Week Salaparuta
LA PASSIONE DI CRISTO
There are heartfelt celebrations of the rites of Holy Week which take place with devotion and...
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...
Lu 'ncontru Salaparuta
L'INCONTRO DI PASQUA
At midday on Easter Sunday, pre-announced by an Angel, the spectacular ncontru - meeting...
SANTA CATERINA Salaparuta
STATUA DI SANTA CATERINA
The works of art recovered from the ruins left by the earthquake are now kept in two new...
Cannatuna Salaparuta
CANNATUNA DI PASQUA
Another custom is the making, at Easter, of cannatuna, real eggs with decorations of sweet,...
Crucifix Salaparuta
CROCEFISSO DEL SS. SALVATORE
In the same church are held the fine Crocefisso - Crucifix (1755) by brother Benedetto Valenza...
Salaparuta
SEGGIA DI LU TURCU
Monument Salaparuta
MONUMENTO DEDICATO AL PAPA GIOVANNI PAOLO II
The visit of Pope John Paul II in 1982 is remembered with reverence and emotion by the men and...

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