Top 10 Things to do in Ostuni, Italy

February 6, 2018 Weston Hennigan

Ostuni (Greek: Astynéon) is a city and comune, located about 8 km from the coast, in the province of Brindisi, region of Apulia, Italy). The town has a population of about 32,000 during the winter, but can swell to 100,000 inhabitants during summer. It is among the main towns attracting tourists in Apulia. It also has a British and German immigrant community. Ostuni also has an industrial zone; the region is producer of high quality olive oil and wine.
Restaurants in Ostuni

1. Masseria Brancati

Contrada Brancati, 72017, Ostuni, Italy +39 330 822 910
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5 based on 484 reviews

Masseria Brancati

Mandatory booking by phone or email. Check in time is 9.30 / 11.30 and 15.30 / 17.30. You will visit the monumental olive grove, the hypogeum crusher, some historic rooms and end with a tasting of extra virgin olive oil. The duration is about 60/70 minutes and the cost is 10 Euros, pp., 5 Euros for the children and is free under 6 years.We only speak Italian and English language

Reviewed By earthmomma - St. John's, Canada

We went with a travel group from Espressino Travel and had a delightful tour of this olive farm followed by a very informative olive oil tasting. They showed us olives trees dating back 3500 years that are still producing olive oil.

2. Centro storico di Ostuni

Piazza della Liberta, Ostuni, Italy
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4.5 based on 910 reviews

Centro storico di Ostuni

Reviewed By ramsay_bocuse - Frankfurt, Germany

Not as exciting as, Locorontondo or Cisternino and certainly less touristic than Alberobello it is nevertheless a nice place to spend some time.

3. Duomo di Ostuni

Largo Trinchera Francesco, 72017, Ostuni, Italy +39 0831 339627
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4.5 based on 853 reviews

Duomo di Ostuni

Reviewed By J S

The Duomo in Ostuni is beautiful in its own way, but you may find that you've seen enough churches already. I would personally say that it's not in-and-of-itself a reason to go to Ostuni, but it's worthwhile popping into if you go past. Ostuni itself is good for other things though - a small art shop just down from the duomo off via Cattedrale on vicolo Bovvio, and only homemade ice cream in Ostuni at Cremeria alla Scala (the rest are just factory products - don't waste your time!). Steps are in the shade in the morning, good place to take a break

4. Piazza della Liberta

Piazza della Liberta, 72017, Ostuni, Italy
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4 based on 340 reviews

Piazza della Liberta

Reviewed By Giorgos T

We visit the square on raining day. Probably is the meeting point of the visitors. To this square is the town hall and church of Francisco. Both historical building. We drunk a cup of coffee till to stop the rain.

5. Chiesa di San Francesco

Piazza della Liberta', 72017, Ostuni, Italy +39 0831 303023
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4 based on 126 reviews

Chiesa di San Francesco

Reviewed By Don Giorgio M - Céglie Messápica, Puglia, Italy

San Francesco is now the centre for parish activity in the Cathedral parish. Masses, weddings etc are held here now. A very lovely church that is well worth a visit.

6. Onda Blu

Contrada Fiume Morelli, 72017, Ostuni, Italy +39 339 729 1461
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

Onda Blu

Reviewed By stellaguardi - London, United Kingdom

We were directed here by the owner of our hotel. We had a voucher for free parking and one sunbed. The owner signora Pasqua was lovely and friendly, there are all the service you need, especially if you have kids. Showers, lovely and fresh lunch, guys to help you to put up your umbrella and keep an eye on your bags, very clean toilets and kids area for playing. Very successfull business!

7. Parco Dune Costiere

Torre San Leonardo, Ostuni, Italy +39 348 163 8228
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4.5 based on 128 reviews

Parco Dune Costiere

Reviewed By StellaHobo - Hoboken, New Jersey

Do some research to get a map and appreciate this wonderful area. You can find antiquities, olive tree groves, dolmens and many abandoned farm houses. Sometimes unclear on what is public versus private -- however we learned there are guided walks and tours. Truly worth visiting and especially the ruins of Egnazia.

8. Infopoint - Association Il Borgo Ostuni

Piazza della Liberta' 65, 72017, Ostuni, Italy +39 0831 179 8833
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Infopoint - Association Il Borgo Ostuni

The non-profit association "Il Borgo Ostuni" has as its main aim is to provide a free service of information and promotion of local initiatives to citizenship, tourists and organizations operating on the entire territory of Ostuni. This helps to provide an overall picture of the city liveliness, completeness, variety, as opposed to the false beliefs of apathy and social entrepreneurship. Efforts to break certain closing mechanisms focuses directly on curiosity, the ability to network, exchange of information with regard to the skills and professionalism, so as to focus on improving what is in their own abilities, instead of leveling qualitatively mimic those of other the offer down. To feed these virtuous practices are offered to members and ssociates team building initiatives, meetings and collaborations with organizations that contribute to emerge as a territory, and not as individual free riders.The association has, in fact, an opportunity for membership to those who present with proposals for improvement, and proactive small contributions of individuals, within the limits of what are their strengths and resources, they can turn into major initiatives of the entire association, with the implications of liveliness and offer above. Il Borgo Ostuni work in the certainty that none of these ambitions can be achieved without respect for nature, the city, and all that is in the area. The wealth that characterizes the area of Ostuni is, in fact, closely linked to its origins, the tradition and the unspoilt beauty. This is not in contradiction with the innovations that we must have in order to use a broader, sustainable and rofitable. The communication channels of the association are all over the field, just to provide a comprehensive information service. The Infopoint in Piazza della Libertà 65, open daily throughout the year, with a greater number of hours during periods of large influx of tourists, offers a multilingual front with city maps, brochures and, where necessary, targeted searches. On our website you can find details on members, city driving, the peculiarities of the territory. The pages on social networks are used to broaden the visibility of the latest information and promoting rapid and interactive, especially the initiatives of its members and institutions. The members may voluntarily participate in joint promotional initiatives, such as city maps, printed guides, and any other solutions to increase their visibility.

Reviewed By James C - Sydney, Australia

My partner wanted to go on a looooong bike ride to make my life a misery. Info point sorted us out with bikes and directions so quickly I had no chance to escape. They are very good and very fast... their directions were good too. Also there was a pain in the butt person in front of us and they were very polite and patient.

9. Cavalcata di Sant'Oronzo

Centro Citta, Ostuni, Italy
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4.5 based on 58 reviews

Cavalcata di Sant'Oronzo

Reviewed By dcfp - Ostuni, Italy

This festival at the end of August celebrates Saint Oronzo, who is credited with saving Ostuni from the plague, in the process giving Ostuni its name of the La Citta Bianca; as he instructed the houses of plague victims to be whitewashed with lime to show they were clean. The parade lasts a good couple of hours with a stream of horses and riders all dressed in red sequinned costume. They are of course followed by the silver gilt statue of the man himself.... Stay in town for the music, dancing and eating !

10. Spiaggia di Torre Pozzelle

Ostuni, Italy
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4 based on 67 reviews

Spiaggia di Torre Pozzelle

Reviewed By Alec D - Seattle, Washington

Nice beach, it was easy to find and it has free parking. There was no one there when we first arrived. The sun was out and the water was wonderful

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