Is Lecce worth visiting?

You simply can’t miss Lecce when you’re in Puglia. This Baroque jewel of Puglia is less than one hour away, and yet, completely different than Ostuni. This provincial capital is full of grand and noble buildings, such as the Baroque masterpiece of Basilica of Santa Croce. Visit our useful links Read more…

Where is Puglia?

Puglia is located in Southern Italy and is Italy’s southeastern-most region, forming the heel of the boot-shaped country. Puglia’s long coastline is bordered by the Adriatic sea to the east and the Ionian sea to the west. Visit our useful links to get more info and our blog posts for Read more…

Is Ostuni the best base for Puglia stay?

Definitely. Ostuni’s location roughly in the centre of Puglia allows you to easily reach most of Puglia’s main attractions like Alberobello and the Itria Valley for the trulli, Lecce with its amazing baroque architecture and gorgeous coastal cities such as Polignano a Mare and Monopoli further north towards Bari or Read more…

What is a masseria?

Masseria is a historical and typical construction found in Puglia and in other regions in the south of Italy. It’s a fortified farmhouse in a country estate, often surrounded by high stone walls and other fortification features that provided protection during Puglia’s and Italy’s tumultuous past. Masseria Bellavista in Ostuni Read more…

What are trulli?

Trullo (plural: trulli) is a typical and historical cone shaped construction made entirely of stone that only exists in Italy’s region of Puglia and specifically in and around the Itria Valley and Alto Salento which includes Ostuni. Now you can find them mostly in the countryside, except in the town Read more…