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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

Sancetta house Salaparuta
RUDERI CASA SANCETTA-ROPPOLO
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...
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...
Altars of Saint Joseph Salaparuta
FESTA DI S. GIUSEPPE
Expression of a tradition which is renewed every year are the symbolic altars of San Giuseppe...
Mother Church Salaparuta
CHIESA MADRE
The church has a curious, fan-shaped layout and a façade characterised by a scaffolding...
Piazza Paruta Salaparuta
PIAZZA PARUTA
The square, designed by the architect Antonello Sotgia, is the most important meeting place of...
Salaparuta
SEGGIA DI LU TURCU
Castle Ruins Salaparuta
RUDERI DEL CASTELLO
Built as a tower, presumably before the arrival of the Arabs, in the XIV century it was a...

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