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Tindari and Marinello

Myth, art, culture, fairytale landscapes

In the hamlet of Patti, the Basilica Sanctuary of Maria Santissima di Tindari stands on the top of a hill overlooking the Marinello lakes and is dedicated to the cult of the Black Madonna of Tindari: legend has it that the sculpture, transported by sea, prevented the ship to leave again after she had taken refuge in the bay of the Tindari lakes, to escape the storm. And here it remained.

At the foot of the promontory where the Sanctuary of Tindari stands are the Marinello lakes, an arm of the sea of ​​exceptional beauty. It is a large area of ​​sand with brackish water lakes that change continuously due to the tides. The floristic aspect of the area is characterized by the considerable variety of species that are best suited to different environments: coastal sands, brackish lakes and cliffs. The coastal sands are environments characterized by strong temperature variations between day and night and by strong concentrations of salt. Among the most frequent species: the wild wallflower, the sea radish, the horned poppy, the sea lily, the St. Peter’s heather, the beach weed, the sea medic and the beach bunting.

Patti e Mongiove

Tra antiche culture e spiagge incontaminate

It is a lively center of the Tyrrhenian coast overlooking the innermost part of the homonymous gulf and stretches out over the sea with Marina di Patti, where the remains of a Roman Villa have recently been found. Founded in 1094 by Count Roger I, elevated to the status of a bishopric by King Roger II in 1131, nominated as a royal city by Frederick III of Aragon in 1312, Patti received the title of “magnanimous” from Charles V, for having paid a generous tribute to crown. The historic core of the city still partly retains the medieval fabric of narrow streets, surmounted by arches, grouped around the Cathedral. The Cathedral, whose current structure dates back to the eighteenth century, has a beautiful Norman portal reassembled on the main facade.

Imagine yourself in an enchanted land: around you the blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea extends as far as the eye can see and the sky merges with the sea … Mongiove is located in an inlet surrounded by green hills that give it a pleasant climate and ventilated. The seaside resort is characterized by the presence of wide sandy beaches, with medium depth sea beds that facilitate a particularly flourishing fishing activity, by trolling and from the ground.

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