Patti, Province of Messina, Sicily
- Population: about 13,000 inhabitants
- Zip/postal code: 98066
- Dialing Area Code: +39 0941
Provinces of Sicily
History - Antiquity
History - the Middle Ages
The place was mentioned in 1104 AD, when COunt Roger of Altavilla established a monastery in Patti, probably on the spot of a previous Byzanthine building. After Roger's death his widowed wife Adelaide of Monferrat remarried Baldwin of France, but her unhappy second marriage led her to take refuge in the monastery of Patti, where she died in 1117 and was buried in the Cathedral.
History - Modern Times
What to see
- The Cathedral, of Norman origin but rebuilt in the 18th century, preserves the Renaissance sarcophagus in the transept to the right which is the resting place of Queen Adelaide, the mother of Roger II, and a fine 16th-century painting of the Virgin by Antonello de Saliba.
- The ruins of Tyndaris, including a basilica, a theater, a lavish Roman Villa of the Late Empire with mosaics and baths, against the wonderful background of the sea.