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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

RUINS OF SALAPARUTA Salaparuta
RUDERI DI SALAPARUTA
What remains of the old inhabited centre of Salaparuta, destroyed by the earthquake of 1968, is...
Ex Convent of Cappuccines Salaparuta
EX CONVENTO DEI CAPPUCCINI
Built around the end of the XVIII century, on land bought by Prince Fabrizio Alliata the...
Sancetta house Salaparuta
RUDERI CASA SANCETTA-ROPPOLO
On the external wall of the Sancetta house a niche commemorates the site of a miraculous event;...
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...
Salaparuta
SEGGIA DI LU TURCU
Holy Week Salaparuta
LA PASSIONE DI CRISTO
There are heartfelt celebrations of the rites of Holy Week which take place with devotion and...
Belice Observatory Salaparuta
OSSERVATORIO DEL BELICE
A large building designed by the architects Antonello Sotgia and Giuseppe Cangemi, ...

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