Famous for its whitewashed houses Ostuni is one of the more famous cities in Southern Italy. The name Ostuni comes from the Greek "new city" which was first used after the construction and has maintained its name since.
Atop a hill with views of the endless olive trees in the Valle d’Itria countryside and the glimmering Adriatic Sea, the city was built without any plans which has created a webbed maze of alleyways, staircases and arches which gives the city such individual quirks.
Ostuni also has plenty of lovely restaurants and bars tucked away, and there is a local market every Saturday morning, with stalls selling produce and crafts. It is close to many other popular towns in the area, as well as the coastline, so is an excellent base for your stay in Puglia.
Ostuni At A Glance
Nearest Airport to Ostuni: Brindisi
Towns to Visit near Ostuni: Cisternino., Fasano, Martina Franca
Average Population in Ostuni: 31,148
What to See in Ostuni: Ostuni Cathedral, Palazzo Vescovile, La Loggia, Wall Surrounding Ostuni, Palazzo Municipale, The Column of Sant'Oronzo, Church of Santo Spirito
What to Eat in Ostuni: Delicious seafood is never hard to find here. As Ostuni is surrounded by olive groves, it is the ideal place to buy some of the region's DOC 'Collina di Brindisi' olive oil directly from producers.