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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:
Churches (Patti Diocese) include the following:
Links to other sites about Patti include:
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