The town of Ostuni, spread over three hills, is called ‘The White City’ for its whitewashed houses.
A guided tour usually winds its way through the whitewashed terraced houses, narrow streets and steep stairs up to the 15th-century Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta.
The old town is surrounded by Aragonese walls reinforced by towers and gates.
Unmissable monuments are the 18th-century column of Sant’Oronzo, the Church of San Francesco D’Assisi, the Church of San Giacomo di Compostela and the Church of Santa Maria della Stella.
Every year in Ostuni since 1793, the Cavalcata di Sant’Oronzo (St. Oronzo Procession) has been held in midsummer in honour of the patron saint. The process of dressing the riders, reminiscent of Spanish bullfighters, is very special.
It is possible to combine a guided tour of Ostuni, for a full day’s service, with a visit to the archaeological site of Egnazia, with its adjacent museum. A way to get to know the most consistent evidence of Apulia in the Roman era!
Our idea is to combine an itinerary of your choice with the opportunity to sample some of the area’s gastronomic excellence through our original Percorsi Golosi and Eno Percorsi.
Typical Ostuni products: Ottavianello wine.