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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

Mount Porcello Salaparuta
MONTE PORCELLO
Mount Porcello and Sinapa Wood contain scrub formations of high value for nature and landscape....
Crucifix Salaparuta
CROCEFISSO DEL SS. SALVATORE
In the same church are held the fine Crocefisso - Crucifix (1755) by brother Benedetto Valenza...
Church of the Trinità Salaparuta
CHIESA DELLA TRINITA'
Designed by the architect Vito Corte, in a rectangular layout, the church holds works coming...
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...
Piazza Paruta Salaparuta
PIAZZA PARUTA
The square, designed by the architect Antonello Sotgia, is the most important meeting place of...
Belice Observatory Salaparuta
OSSERVATORIO DEL BELICE
A large building designed by the architects Antonello Sotgia and Giuseppe Cangemi, ...
Social Centre Salaparuta
CENTRO SOCIALE
The building, designed by the architect Saverio Bono,  presents an alternation of fullness...
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...

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