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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

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...
Mother Church Salaparuta
CHIESA MADRE
The church has a curious, fan-shaped layout and a façade characterised by a scaffolding...
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...
Crucifix Salaparuta
CROCEFISSO DEL SS. SALVATORE
In the same church are held the fine Crocefisso - Crucifix (1755) by brother Benedetto Valenza...
Event Salaparuta
LUOGHI ED EVENTI CELEBRATIVI
Also, jazz concerts are organised by the Centro Studi e Ricerche Nick La Rocca Nick la Rocca...
Event Salaparuta
SAGRA DEL FORMAGGIO E DELLA RICOTTA
In August, an event promoting the importance of typical local products with tastings accompanied...
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...

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