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Comune di Patù
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Patù is located in Italy
Location of Patù in Italy
Coordinates: 39°51′N 18°20′E / 39.850°N 18.333°E / 39.850; 18.333
Country Italy
Region  Apulia
Province / Metropolitan city Lecce (LE)
Frazioni Felloniche, Marina di San Gregorio
 • Total 8 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation 124 m (407 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 1,740
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Patuensi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 73053
Dialing code 0833
Patron saint St. Michael Archangel
Saint day 24 June
Website Official website

Patù is a town and comune in the province of Lecce in the Apulia region of south-east Italy.

Main sights[edit]

  • Mother Church of St. Michael Archangel (1564), with a late Renaissance façade and a single nave. The entrance portal has the inscription Terribilis est locus iste ("Terrible Is This Place").
  • Church of San Giovanni Battista, in Byzantine-Romanesque style (10th-11th centuries)
  • Church of the Madonna di Vereto.
  • Crypt of Sant'Elia, built by Basilian monks in the 8th-9th centuries.
  • Torre del Fortino, the last surviving of the four towers of the destroyed castle.
  • Archaeological site of Vereto, a Messapic ancient town
  • Centopietre ("Hundred Stones"), a tomb-mausoleum of a knight who was killed by the Saracens before a battle fought nearby in 877.


  1. ^ Population from ISTAT