The White City of Apulia to be discovered at a slow pace
Ostuni leaves those visiting it for the first time open-mouthed. The white stone buildings in its historic centre reflect the sun’s rays, providing almost mystical views. Strolling through the narrow streets of the village, on the Murge plateau, you can enjoy magnificent views of vast olive groves, trulli and the Adriatic Sea.
The historical centre is full of interesting locations, like the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta with its 15th-century large rose window. The Bishop’s Palace, in the same square overlooked by the cathedral, bears witness to the period of splendour of the 1700s.
Further down is the heart of Ostuni’s historic centre is the elegant Piazza della Libertà, embellished with some of the city’s most important monuments: the obelisk dedicated to Saint Oronzo, the Church of Santo Spirito, the Town Hall and the Church of San Francesco. Those who want to learn more about the history of the White City will enjoy the Museum of Preclassic Civilisations of the Southern Murgia and the Diocesan Museum in the heart of Ostuni. On the outskirts of the city, the archaeological site of Agnano is also worth a visit.