Patti is a small but perfectly formed Sicilian town, situated in the north-east province of Messina. Though small, it is far from sleepy, particularly during the summer months when it becomes popular amongst visitors embarking on the well-connected northern train line from Palermo.
This small town also enjoys a reputation of great historical and religious significance. The Basilica of St. Bartolomew has served as a burial ground for both the royalty and nobility of Sicily for hundreds of years and there are several important government buildings located in the town centre. However, the main attractions of a Patti holiday include the town’s close proximity to the ancient ruins of Tindari and its picturesque scenery of flat-topped houses, painted in pastels, peeping out of the hill at the beautiful, blue Tyrrhenian Sea.Read more