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If you are in Puglia and looking for day tours or travel planning options, go with “Green Italy Tours“. The owner- Giovanni Fasano is my friend and is very thorough and professional, not to mention kind. He took me to a lot of places in Puglia, Ostuni being my favorite. Known as The White City or La Città Bianca, Ostuni is a an amalgamation of white houses on a hill top. It is akin to a painting and gives very Greece like vibes.


The White City


Don’t think any picture will do justice

The white washed houses give a sense of  freshness and calm. Ostuni has a buzzing piazza full of souvenir shops and I found the people of Puglia to be very nice too giving back a friendly Buongiorno. You could start with the town’s main cathedral-Santa Maria Assunta like I did. It is a good stop before you take a walk elsewhere. Everything is so near and easily walkable.



Daily Life



Another favorite



Santa Maria Assunta

A stop at a Bar or two always helps as it provides perfect opportunities to click more pictures of those insanely white streets. On the corner of a street you can see the sea in its quiet glamour.


Do You See the Sea?


Just next to it are small homes with neat potted plants and beautiful lace curtains.




One of the many posh restaurants where actors dine

It was a lovely afternoon in Ostuni and wouldn’t have been possible without Green Italy Tours.  I owe a big thanks to Gio and his team member Francesca whom I really hit it off with.

How to Reach:

Ostuni has a train station but it is a little far from town. Though it is an option to travel to, I would recommend hiring a car or taking a tour with a local agency.

Disclaimer: I received a discount in exchange for a blog post for this day tour but as always the opinions here my own.