Ostuni.

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Ostuni (map) is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, region of Apulia. Ostuni is commonly referred to as “the White Town” (La Città Bianca) due to the fact the vast majority of its houses, as well as the medieval walls, are painted white.

The town is reputed to have been originally established by the Messapii, a pre-classic tribe, and destroyed by Hannibal during the Punic Wars.

Monuments in their own right, the town’s largest buildings are the *Ostuni Cathedral (map) and the Bishop’s Palace, together with a number of palazzi of local aristocratic families.

In the surrounding countryside there are typical Pugliese “masserie”, fortified large estate-farms, one of which, San Domenico, was once held by the Knights of Malta.

The coast near Ostuni hosts a few good places to take in some sun or go for a dip; nearby spiaggia Torre Canne (map) is a favorite of the locals, although quieter spots abound as well.

*Martina Franca (map) – The largest city of Itria Valley, with a large pedestrianized old town rich of Baroque buildings (½ by car).

*Alberobello (map) – Location of the world-famous trulli, typical white houses recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (45 min by car)

 

Public transport.

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Ferrovie del Sud Est • Marino Bus

Ostuni railway station is 2 km east os the historic centre. Here Intercity and regional trains arrive from Brindisi (20 min), Lecce (45 min) and Bari (50 min), as well as Frecciabianca trains from Ancona (about 5 hr) and Bologna (8 hr), running along the Adriatic railway line. Services are provided by the national company Trenitalia.

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Ostuni, Puglia, Italy | Virtual Trip.

Ostuni is a town of about 30,000 inhabitants, located in the province of Brindisi, in the Salento peninsula of Italy. Situated more than 200 meters above sea level, Ostuni is literally perched on its promontory and dominates the entire valley.

The city is not listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, nor is it on the list of the most beautiful villages in Italy. However, its historic center is one of the most beautiful in Puglia. Ostuni is one of the most touristy towns in the Itria Valley. In high season, the city is overwhelmed with tourists.

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