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Casa Rubes is in the historical centre of Patti, in the tallest part of the hill on which the town rises, just below the Norman Cathedral.
It has wide areas both inside and outside that create a serene and suggestive atmosphere.
Casa Rubes is a main house built at the beginning of the past century. During last century it was such a culturally vivacious abode that enumareted among its regular guests, Salvatore Quasimodo, poet, Nobel prize for Literature in 1959.
The house preserves a lot of traces of the poet, given the long friendship of Quasimodo with the previous owner, the jurist Raffaele Saggio, in the '50s the latter was senator.
In Patti the poet wrote "Vento a Tindari" (Wind in Tindari), and in this poem Quasimodo makes reference to his friend Raffaele Saggio with these words: "..sweet friend awakes me that sticks me out in the sky from a cliff…".
In 1943 a bombardment caused the collapse of a whole wing of the building as in that period
it was the German headquarter in Sicily.
Among the other intellectuals who frequented the house, there was Roberto Fasola, an active Roman artist of the '40s and '50s, of whom a fresco can be admired in the drawing room.
Besides in the house it is preserved a historical file (in preparation) of notable importance of which it's possible to consult publications and texts of the first half of the past century.