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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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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...
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...
Social Centre Salaparuta
CENTRO SOCIALE
The building, designed by the architect Saverio Bono,  presents an alternation of fullness...
Event Salaparuta
LUOGHI ED EVENTI CELEBRATIVI
Also, jazz concerts are organised by the Centro Studi e Ricerche Nick La Rocca Nick la Rocca...
Castle Ruins Salaparuta
RUDERI DEL CASTELLO
Built as a tower, presumably before the arrival of the Arabs, in the XIV century it was a...
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;...
Belice Observatory Salaparuta
OSSERVATORIO DEL BELICE
A large building designed by the architects Antonello Sotgia and Giuseppe Cangemi, ...

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