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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

Wine Salaparuta
VINI DOC
Wine production has always been practised in the territory and is now the main productive...
Cannatuna Salaparuta
CANNATUNA DI PASQUA
Another custom is the making, at Easter, of cannatuna, real eggs with decorations of sweet,...
Salaparuta
SEGGIA DI LU TURCU
Church of the Trinità Salaparuta
CHIESA DELLA TRINITA'
Designed by the architect Vito Corte, in a rectangular layout, the church holds works coming...
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;...
Holy Week Salaparuta
LA PASSIONE DI CRISTO
There are heartfelt celebrations of the rites of Holy Week which take place with devotion and...
Ex Convent of Cappuccines Salaparuta
EX CONVENTO DEI CAPPUCCINI
Built around the end of the XVIII century, on land bought by Prince Fabrizio Alliata the...

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