Ostuni is an incredible site and a must-see on a vacation to Puglia, situated on top of a hill and encircled by sturdy defensive walls that separated centuries-old olive trees from groups of whitewashed buildings.
The most distinguishing aspect of Ostuni, however, is not so much ancient structures, but its white buildings instead, which are also the reason for the city’s nickname, The White City. Lime wash was initially employed to brighten the dark and labyrinthine medieval alleyways, but it became a matter of life or death in the late 1700s when it was utilized to sanitize the streets and limit the plague’s ravages.
Roam around the local craft shops and along the town’s white streets to engage yourself in the heritage of Ostuni!
Start your journey with Piazza S. Oronzo, which features opulent Baroque embellishments and the same-named spire. Proceed to the old center, where you will be enchanted by the craft boutiques, where you can find local specialities include whistle manufacturing and olive wood kitchenware.
You’ll also encounter a number of scenic overlooks from which you can observe the Itria Valley’s typical swathes of olive trees. Finally, you’ll reach at the magnificent cathedral consecrated to Santa Maria Assunta, which dates from the early 1400s but has a Romanesque architecture.
✓ Local Guide × Gratuities × Food and drinks, unless specified
San Polo, 3072Piazza Beato Giovanni Paolo II, 72017 Ostuni BR, Italy
This experience requires good weather. If the tour is canceled because of poor weather, you’ll be offered, or you can also book a different date. This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If the tour is canceled because the minimum numbers of participants aren’t met, you’ll be offered, or you can also choose a different date.