Ostuni is an ancient town perched on a promontory, which has become one of the main tourist cultural attractions of Puglia over the years.
Once surrounded by strong walls - some traces of which still remain -, the town preserves a rich architectonic heritage visible among the centre narrow and curvy alleys.
The walk usually starts from piazza Libertà, in the middle of which there is the namesake votive column created by the sculptor Giuseppe Greco in 1771, and dedicated to Saint Oronzo.
Venturing into via Cattedrale, you will reach the ancient fortified centre; among the aristocratic palaces of the XVII-XVIII centuries and the impressive places of worship (do not miss the church of Saint Vito), you will arrive – at the top of the town – at the Cathedral: rebuilt in the second half of XV, the cathedral is provided with a beautiful façade in the late Gothic style. Right in the front there is the arch ‘Scoppa’. All around, a plenty of small palaces and whitewashed houses, a fairy landscape where white expresses itself through all its shades (hence the epithet of ‘white town’) but also artisanal shops and small trendy shops.
Not to miss: a drink comfortably seated on the coloured pillows of the centre cafes or a lunch in one of the many typical restaurants located along the town walls, to fully enjoy the panorama sloping from the countryside to the Adriatic sea!
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