Why is Torre Guaceto a protected area?
In the marine protected area a further priority type habitat is the “Posidonia oceanica meadows”.
The flora is rich in rare species, such as the Apulian heather, the marsh orchid, the bee-flower apra, the Apulian statice, the autumnal muscari, the striped vilucchio, the whitish plantain, the Byzantine gladiolus and the maritime crucianella , a very rare species in Puglia.
The fauna is varied in that, offering refuge to migratory birds, it represents a biotope of particular naturalistic and ornithological value.
Furthermore, in 1981, Torre Guaceto was declared a Wetland of International Importance according to the Ramsar Convention (Iran, 1971).
Nineteenth-century palace located in the center of Ostuni. Renovated respecting the original style.