: Ostuni Train Station
: Pink Lady Cafè
: San Domenico Golf Course
: Il Chiostro
Car: not necessary
Ostuni, also known as The White City because of its whitewashed houses, sits high on the Mount of Ostuni looking out to the close Adriatic Sea. The city still preserves its medieval citadel, with narrow streets and typical architecture, and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding olive-tree countryside and sea. The modern city of Ostuni developed around the XVIII and XIX centuries at the basis of the medieval citadel and features beautifully elegant palazzi in the Neoclassical or Greek Revival Style, like our Villa Dorica.
Loads of entertainment, restaurants and bars in the old town. Shops open until the early hours of the morning in summer. Good selection of shops in the new town. Huge market on Saturdays. Antiques market on the 2nd Sunday of every month.
There are several lovely beaches around Ostuni, from sandy Pilone, to rocky Costa Merlata, and a stunning beach at Torre Guaceto, a WWF protected area, which becomes a naturist/nudist beach in the off-peak season. If you want to drive a little farther, you can encounter fabulous sandy beaches on the Ionian Coast, all usually within half and hour's drive.