Welcome to Ostuni
Perched on top of a hill, perfectly situated in the Alto Salento, between the Itria Valley with its trulli and the beaches of Salento, Ostuni, the “White City” (“Città Bianca in Italian) shimmers under the Apulian sun like a crown jewel against the silver-green of centuries-old olive trees and the deep blue Adriatic sea.
Unremittingly captivating and lively, Ostuni truly comes to life in the evening during the “passeggiata”, the time of the day in Puglia where it seems like everybody in town gathers to make a “bella figura” and socializes with friends and family in Piazza della Libertà (also known as Piazza Sant’Oronzo, the protector of Ostuni) or in the winding steps of Ostuni’s medieval historical centre. When hunger strikes, countless dining opportunities abound in the Ostuni’s chic cafés and restaurants (some of which Michelin-starred), all ready to offer the incredible gastronomic experience based on Puglia’s fresh local and seasonal produce for which the Puglia region is well-known for.
White sandy beaches or secluded rocky coves with warm, crystal clear water, no vacation in Ostuni and Puglia is complete without spending some time on its Adriatic sea beaches, considered some of the most beautiful in Italy. Certified Blue Flag year after year for the cleanliness and clarity of their water, it is an essential summer experience in Ostuni shared by visitors and locals alike.