Ostuni – the White Town – an architectural jewel in Italy

Updated: May 20, 2020 | By | More

Ostuni is a town in Puglia, Italy, called “White Town” (“La Città Bianca”). It is built on a hill with a magnificent view of the sea and the surrounding valley, containing a number of rustic white houses. The city looks very vividly and is magically illuminated during the evenings. We recommend walking through the pedestrian zone of the historic center, which is still fully occupied and full of live where you can enjoy narrow streets and romantic cafes.

Do not miss the visit of the Gothic cathedral from the 15th century. Nearby there are the caves of Castellana, which include (besides the Adelsberg cave) the most important cave systems in Europe. Caves that are long 1.2km (with side passages much more) are accessible with a guide and have 2 lifts. Above the caves there is a watch tower and the Cave Museum. In the nearby town of Fasano you can visit Zoo Safari with 600 exotic animals including lions, and the Dolphinarium. This part of Puglia is famous for the unique occurrence of the “trulli” – the dominant form of a circular brick houses with conical roofs in overlapping layers. Best Trulli and other precious relics are in Alberobello, Martina Franca and Locorotondo.

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