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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.

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The White City

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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.

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Daily Life

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Another favorite

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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.

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Do You See the Sea?

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

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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. 

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