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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

RUINS OF SALAPARUTA Salaparuta
RUDERI DI SALAPARUTA
What remains of the old inhabited centre of Salaparuta, destroyed by the earthquake of 1968, is...
Holy Week Salaparuta
LA PASSIONE DI CRISTO
There are heartfelt celebrations of the rites of Holy Week which take place with devotion and...
Sancetta house Salaparuta
RUDERI CASA SANCETTA-ROPPOLO
On the external wall of the Sancetta house a niche commemorates the site of a miraculous event;...
Castle Ruins Salaparuta
RUDERI DEL CASTELLO
Built as a tower, presumably before the arrival of the Arabs, in the XIV century it was a...
Event Salaparuta
SAGRA DEL FORMAGGIO E DELLA RICOTTA
In August, an event promoting the importance of typical local products with tastings accompanied...
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...
Salaparuta
PIETRA DIPINTA
That is Madonna with Child sitting on a pear tree, following a Hispanic-Portuguese iconography,...

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