Patù is an ancient hamlet known for its unique monument dating back to the Middle Age, Centopietre, made out from stone from a roman mausoleum.
Patù offers a journey between ancient treasures of Salentine archeology: ancient city walls, burial, temples.
This hamlet dates back in 924 a.C., constructed by a group of fugitives from the near Vereto, ancient city demolished by Saracens.
According to historians, its name comes from the greek word “pathos”, in order to highlight the sorrow of its founders.
The city soon became famous in all the Mediterranean area and the ruins of its seaport are still visible on the seabed.
In addition to the Centopietre monument, there are two churches in the hamlet: the Church of San Giovanni Battista and the Church of San Michele Arcangelo.