The Streets of Ostuni, Puglia

June 10, 2016 / Places
Ostuni, Puglia

Ostuni: that famous “White City” right down at the heel of Italy in Puglia….

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A few weeks ago I visited this beautiful and unusual city, taking time to stroll its narrow streets. Come and join me…..

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Now let’s climb some steps…..

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And stroll through its piazzas….

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Admire its churches….

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And places of interest…..

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Its arches….

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And Baroque front doors….

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And just look at that view of the Adriatic! I can’t wait to return.
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For details on Ostuni and how to get there, click HERE.

by Orna O’Reilly

Orna is a former interior designer who practised in South Africa, Mozambique and Ireland. Now writing full time, she moved from Ireland to the Veneto area of Italy in 2013.

She writes her way around Italy by blogging about it (at Ornasite) and is currently writing a novel set in Venice. You can follow her tweets @OrnaOR, and her Travel & Design page on FB.

11 Responses to “The Streets of Ostuni, Puglia”

  1. What does “braceria” signify about what kind of food is served? I see it on the signs in the photos 2 & 3. Thank you.

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  2. Rick black

    We lived in a smaller town, San Vito Dei Normanni, While with the USAF many years ago and still return to visit close (but far away) friends every few years. Every time we walk the streets of Ostuni, one of the more beautiful and friendly towns in the world.

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  3. Rosemary Johnson

    Love hearing about all the wonderful areas of Italy I may never get to! Thanks for the article.

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  4. Victoria De Maio

    Love love love Ostuni! I’ve been fortunate enough to return several times and will again in fall – it never ceases to charm me. Some of these picturesque passages and sites look familiar but there’s always more to explore.
    Grazie, Orna, for the exquisite photos.

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  5. Francesca

    Hi April, the word “Bracerria ” comes from Brace meaning On the Fire.
    Hope it helps

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  6. Harvey-Jane

    Grazie, Orna: Ostuni is truly one of the loveliest towns in Italy. My husband and I spent quite a few days there several years ago, and we were enchanted. Had a lovely encounter with an elderly woman forming oricchiette in one of the back alleyway. Of course I bought some and snuck them home in my luggage!

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  7. Marianna Raccuglia

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos. I loved the “tour”

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  8. Riccardo

    Orna,
    Great pictures and story line. Was that 2d church a Mosque at one time? Especially like the doors, one of my favorite photo ops. Thanks for sharing.

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