Ostuni is Puglia’s “White City” (La Città Bianca). This sun-bleached medieval town rises on a hilltop high above the olive groves and looks out at the Adriatic Sea. The blazing white houses and churches in the old town spill over the top. The labyrinth alleys are appealing. The cafes are casual. The wine bars on the stairs are strewn with fluffy pillows on every step. Ostuni is one of the region’s most charming towns. Specifically, it is rich in history and magnificent architecture.
The Small List
Osteria del Tempo Perso – Osteria del Tempo Perso is a fascinating dining experience. The restaurant is carved into a thousand year old rock in the historic center of Ostuni and occupies two caves. The dishes are excellent and respect the culinary traditions of Ostuni and Puglia. Additionally, the table settings are elegant and the service is superb. Finally, the awards from the most important restaurant guides are too numerous to mention.
Bar Perso – A place to get lost, Bar Perso is a timeless cocktail bar on the white steps of Ostuni. Accordingly, the view is exceptional. Pull up a cushion and watch the alleyway come to life.
Riccardo Caffè – Located in the historic center of Ostuni, Riccardo Caffè is, undeniably, the most fashionable and sexy bar in town. Aperitifs in a chic space with soft colors is a delightful experience.