Picturesque and all to discover is Ostuni, the White City. Renowned tourist destination, boasts a wonderful medieval village, full of narrow streets. Among the white alleys of the village it is easy to see why it is called “the White City”: each house is painted white with lime paint.
Renowned tourist center, from 1994 to 2017 it received the Blue Flag and the five sails of Legambiente for cleaning the waters of its coast and for the quality of services offered, becoming the city with the cleanest sea in Italy. Moreover, in 2005, the Puglia Region recognized the municipality as a “tourist resort”.
In the seventeenth century the plague raged in the area sparing Ostuni especially for the habit of whitewashing the houses with lime that has the property of being a natural disinfectant. A practice still strictly respected by residents.
A walk in the old town, called the “earth” to distinguish it from the more recent “marina”, offers picturesque views of alleys, steep steps, courtyards and squares overlooked by white houses embellished with geraniums, artisan shops, typical restaurants and shops.