Walking tour of Ostuni: the whitest town

A timeless journey to discover the whitest town in the world: a guided tour will lead us from the peri-urban gardens and ancient walls, right until the heart of the historic center.

Let's immerse in the unique atmosphere of Ostuni and discover the secrets of this town, the legends of its locals in a timeless journey to explore the whitest city in the world.

Ostuni, one of the most beautiful villages in the world, appears very white in a plain of centuries-old emerald-green olive trees, like a tower of whipped cream.
No matter which road we have traveled to get here, we will see Ostuni from a distance. This town awaits its visitors and as a lighthouse, shows them the way to get inside its heart.

If from far away, the ancient town hits every passerby, from a closeup, the tiny streets and the history that hides can amaze even those who live here for many years. A dense network of up and down streets, from the Cathedral of Santa Maria Dell'Assunzione, characterizes the entire historical center.

The colored doors of the houses, in contrast with this expanse of white, almost indicate strategic points that help to orient. The majestic Cathedral stands out on top of the hill and has been the focus of the country's life for centuries.

In these narrow streets, the village took life: bakers, tailors, shoemakers, carpenters, watchmakers and all the craftsmen and artists owned their shop here. The women sitting on the step of their home worked the dough for the Orecchiette; the farmers came with their Ape car from the countryside to sell fruit and vegetables. The aromas of fried meatballs and freshly peeled tomato passata wrapped every meter of Ostuni.
This atmosphere of the past, however, is still alive in Ostuni, the beautiful door of Salento.

Perfect for

those who love history and local traditions; those who want to walk immersed in white, with a glimpse of the sun and the plain of centuries-old olive trees.

What you'll need:

sunglasses, water, and comfortable shoes.

Who you'll meet:

Nicoletta, our local guide, and the inhabitants of this magical town.

Where

Duration

1h

Meeting point

Office of Wonderful Italy, Largo Lanza, 24 Ostuni

Included

Guided tour and a visit to the artisans.

Not included

Transfers and parking.