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Patti (Messina Province) is 76 km from Messina, alt. 157 m, 1 km from the coast of the Gulf of Patti, area 50.1 sq km, pop. 13,379, post-code 98066, tel. 0941. Economy: agriculture, stock-raising, industry, tourism.

The modern town of Patti, on a hilltop, dominates the surrounding countryside, the plain, the fine beach and the sea.

It has been a Catholic diocese since the 12th century Count Roger di Hauteville ordered the construction here of an abbey in times which for the Normans were a period of intense ecclesiastic constructive fervor.

During the War of the Sicilian Vespers the city paid for its fidelity by fire ordained by Frederick II of Aragon. The city recovered, became part of the royal domain, and was again burned down in 1544 by the pirate Ariadeno Barbarossa, whose habit it was to set fire to the cities he conquered on the minor islands and along the Sicilian coasts.

Of interest: A Roman Villa.

The Diocese Archives are located at:
Curia Vescovile
Diocese di Patti
Piazza Cattedrale
98066 Patti (ME)

Churches (Patti Diocese) include the following:
St. Bartholomew (Cattedrale)
S. Cuore Di Gesu
S. Febronia
S. Giuseppe
S. Ippolito Martire
S. Michele Arcangelo
S. Nicolo' Di Bari
S. Caterina (Marina Di Patti - suburb of Patti)
Ognissanti (Mongiove - suburb of Patti)
Maria SS. Del Rossario (Scala di Patti - suburb of Patti)
S. Nicolo' Di Bari (Sorrentini - suburb of Patti)

Links to other sites about Patti include:
Patti Photos
Messina Province

My latest book on CD is titled Sicily, Part 1 and Part 2 is now available on 2 CDs. With a file for each town (plus many other files), it relates the history of Sicily as reflected in the photos, records and festivals of its towns. It contains over 2500 text and photo files and can be ordered at CD order.

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