Fortified with imposing white ramparts that enclose a maze of winding streets, captivating Ostuni is known as La Citta Bianca – the ‘White City’. Said to resemble a town in Greece more than the typical Italian style architecture, the city towers sit atop a hill overlooking the plains of the Valle d’Itria – boasting spectacular views towards the Adriatic Coast. You’ll love strolling around the picturesque streets of the town centre, perhaps stopping at one of the charming cafes or browsing the tiny artisan’s shops that spill out onto the cobbled alleyways. You will also find several excellent restaurants in Ostuni, offering the chance to taste delicious local cuisine.View villas in Ostuni
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You will find many traditional recipes with rich flavours on the menu in Ostuni with ingredients such as pearl barley and favo beans. Visit the old town (Centro Storico) for some quaint little eateries with vaulted ceilings and good atmosphere.
Ostuni is one of the larger towns in the Valle d'Itria and has a wide selection of cafés, bars and restaurants staying open until quite late and serving aperitivi.
Climb the small staircases and winding cobbled pathways of the pretty old town. The journey will be worth it when you reach the top, you will be greeted with a fantastic view down the hillside and out to the Adriatic sea. The streets are also dotted with small souvenir shops and restaurants. Visit the information centre for a map so you don't get lost!
Visit Ostuni's cathedral located in the heart of the old town, nestled amongst all the other white buildings on the hillside. The cathedral dates back to 1435 is open every day from 10:00 - 13:00 and 15:00 - 20:00.