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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,...
Mount Porcello Salaparuta
MONTE PORCELLO
Mount Porcello and Sinapa Wood contain scrub formations of high value for nature and landscape....
Sancetta house Salaparuta
RUDERI CASA SANCETTA-ROPPOLO
On the external wall of the Sancetta house a niche commemorates the site of a miraculous event;...
Lu 'ncontru Salaparuta
L'INCONTRO DI PASQUA
At midday on Easter Sunday, pre-announced by an Angel, the spectacular ncontru - meeting...
Ruins of the Mother Church Salaparuta
RUDERI DELLA MATRICE
In the site where the Mother Church stood, it is presumed that a chapel already existed in the...
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;...
Salaparuta
PIETRA DIPINTA
That is Madonna with Child sitting on a pear tree, following a Hispanic-Portuguese iconography,...

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