Piero Patti is a town of the Messina province situated within the
Nebrodi Park at an altitude of 448m a.s.l. not far from the junction
point of the Urgerio and Timeto creeks. The town totals nearly 4,200
saw the Arab occupation as shows its Arabite ancient quarter, and
was successively taken by noble Roger of Hauteville and the Aragonese.
Piero Patti retains much of its medieval form. Its most attractive
buildings are the Chiesa di Santa Maria and the Chiesa del Carmine.
The former church has an elegant 1500’s façade complete
with a baroque campanile; inside, it is divided in nave and aisles
and has a fine baroque wooden ceiling; a Gagini-style figure representing
the Virgin is particularly worth-seeing.
few festivals taking place here are particularly longed for, notably
the Varette procession, on Good Friday night, the town all illuminated
by torches, and the San Biagio festival on the first Sunday of October.