Amongst the most appreciated holiday destinations in Puglia, Ostuni is a white pearl set on the Adriatic coast on the borders with Salento. Famous for its picturesque historic centre consisting of whitewashed houses and buildings dating back to the Middle Ages, Ostuni is also famous for its clear blue sea, which for the past ten years has been awarded the ‘blue flag’ by Legambiente, which appointed Ostuni the “city with the cleanest sea in the whole of Italy”. The historic, architectural and cultural appeal of Ostuni the Beautiful lies in its narrow alleys, winding streets with their monuments, the outline of the Co-cathedral, its medieval arches, noble palaces and splendid squares such as piazza della Libertà. Not forgetting the fascination of its ‘masserie’, old farmhouses dotting the countryside which preserve the memory of traditional farming life and have now been transformed into stylish country inns and hotels.
Not to be missed at Ostuni
The historic centre
The Cathedral of Ostuni
Piazza di Libertà
The beach of Cala di Rosamarina
Where to sleep in Ostuni
In one of the splendid country houses refurbished to become comfortable and stylish accommodation structures – you will find them both in town and dotted throughout the territory, set in the rolling hills of the Salento region.
When to visit Ostuni
From May to October the climate here is mild and caressing, enabling visitors to enjoy the countryside in all its glory. In summer, especially in July and August, you can best appreciate the seaside, with average temperature of 25°C. The rest of the year Ostuni is a great choice for excursions and long walks and hikes.