If you are in Puglia and looking for day tours or travel planning options, consider booking throuhg “Green Italy Tours“. The owner- Giovanni Fasano is my friend and is a very thorough and professional man, not to mention exceptionally kind. He took me to a lot of places in Puglia, Ostuni being another great town!
Ostuni: La Città Bianca
Known as The White City or La Città Bianca, Ostuni is a an amalgamation of white houses on a hill top. It is quite a sight from afar and on a clear day, Ostuni shines! The white washed houses give a sense of calm and summery Greek vibes.
Ostuni has a buzzing piazza full of souvenir shops. You could start with the town’s main cathedral-Santa Maria Assunta and then take a walk elsewhere. Everything is so near and easily walk able. A stop at a Bar helps as it gives opportunity to talk to the locals. Then after your are energized with a quick cappuccino, keep walking and stop to click more pictures of those insanely white streets. Say Buongiorno to everyone and they will return it back!
How to Reach:
Ostuni has a train station but it is a little far from town. I would recommend hiring a car or taking a tour with a local agency. I found this Masseria (countryhome) to be very pretty in Ostuni. Worth a glance!
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