Photo Journey through Ostuni, Italy

many stairs of Ostuni

Ostuni is La Citta Bianca, or the white city.  It sits on top of a hill so you can see the towering white city from miles away.  When you come closer to the city you can still see the impressive medevial walls surrounding Ostuni, although the city dates back to the Stone Age.

We have a picture journey through La Citta Bianca for you, because we visited in the afternoon after a day in the vineyards.  As Americans we tend to think only the Spanish take siestas, but everything shuts down from about 1pm to 5pm in Southern Italy and Southern France as well.  Unfortunately, nothing was open in Ostuni when we were there.  So take note, if you visit these areas everything happens before 1pm or after 5pm.  This most likely changes in the summer, since tourism is the main form of capital and the population in Ostuni swells from 32,000 to 100,00 in the summer months.

Even with everything closed, it is a beautiful city to visit.  There is something special about all the white surrounding you.

city center

City Center

Ostuni, La Citta Bianca

Ostuni, La Citta Bianca

sea view

Overlooking the Adriatic Sea from Ostuni

Going up

Going up

Homes of Ostuni

Homes of Ostuni

Just one of many beautiful balconies.

Just one of many beautiful balconies.

 

 

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