Ostuni is a dazzling whitewashed city deep in Italy’s ‘heel’ in Puglia province. Known for its charming Mediterranean atmosphere and gleaming white appearance, Ostuni will always endear and delight first-time visitors, with its wide-open panoramas over the sea, medieval treasures and stunning architecture. The beaches of Ostuni are as close to perfect as is possible, and there are a wealth of great places to visit, fine restaurants and top galleries to explore from Ostuni accommodation.
Throughout the city are a number of beautiful monuments to years gone by, which create a magnificent tour circuit of the city. Starting on foot from a self catering Ostuni holiday letting, the gothic Cathedral is a great starting point, with the adjacent palaces of Vescovile and Palazzo del Seminario also worth investigation. The Palazzo Municipale, the ancient town walls and Column of Sant’Oronzo are among the other attractions of Ostuni.
The beautiful Brindisi coastline is a huge attraction for those living in Ostuni accommodation. The long (20km), beautiful sandy beach at Lido Morelli is a stunning place to be, relaxing in the sun with the fine sand between your toes. The clear waters of the Mediterranean are perfect for scuba diving, and there are excellent roman artefacts to explore and a simply extraordinary dive to a sunken Turkish ship available from a holiday home in Ostuni. Both guided dives and diving courses are available from the scuba diving centre in La Boa.
The city is surrounded by some hugely important natural areas of beauty. The hills of the High Salento and the Cooperative Monitoraggio Risorse Naturali are magnificent places to walk and ride horses, taking advantage of the crisp, clean air and the wonderful landscape which is laid out before you. The coastal regions in these nature reserves are both lined with sandy coves, unspoilt inlets and long reefs. The Grottoes of Castellana and the Zinzulusa Grotto are some of the most incredible limestone cave networks you can visit, and well worth exploring from an Ostuni apartment.
The biggest zoo in Italy, the Zoo Safari, is just 20km from an Ostuni holiday rental home. Located in the city of Fasano, the Zoo Safari is a great place to take children if you can drag them away from Ostuni’s beaches!
In summer, the long hours of bright sunshine make Ostuni glisten, and with temperatures averaging over 30°C for the months of July and August. From early April until late October, temperatures average over 20°C, which is great for both walking in the countryside and leisurely wandering the streets, enjoying the relaxed atmosphere, great shopping and Mediterranean climate of Ostuni.
The closest airport to a holiday rental villa in Ostuni is Brindisi International Airport (BDS) which is connected to London Stansted (STN) by services from Ryanair. There are also a great range of flights to Rome, Milan and Naples, all of which are connected directly to Ostuni by train.