Ostuni: Walking Tour
- Duration: 1.5 hours
per group up to 25
Go on an amazing journey with an expert taster at one of the oldest olive farms in Puglia. Take in the intense scents and colors among the ancient olive trees. Learn all about how extra virgin olive oil is made and visit the oil mill. Taste some of the oils produced on the farm. Enjoy a taste of Puglia and experience life in rural Italy.
Ostuni is known as the white city because of the color of its whitewashed buildings. The city is a must-see for those traveling in Puglia and visiting it with a local guide is the best way to discover its history and its characteristics. Your guide will accompany you through the streets of the old town and will explain why it is customary to paint the houses white. From here you will have the opportunity to admire glimpses of the fascinating landscapes, where the white of the buildings meets the blue of the sea. The crystalline sea has received the recognition of the blue flag for 14 consecutive years, making Ostuni one of the most famous and visited cities in Puglia. To conclude your tour, reach the highest point by the Cathedral of Santa Maria of the Assumption.
From Bari, head to Ostuni to meet an expert local guide who will accompany you to discover the small city painted in white lime. Walking through the narrow alleys to arrive at the Cathedral of Santa Maria dell'Assunzione. Then proceed to Alberobello, where you will have the opportunity to admire the two ancient quarters. Starting from Aia Piccola, the most authentic area of Alberobello, you’ll stroll to Rione Monti to visit a trullo (a small round house with a cone-shaped roof). Final stop is Locorotondo, a pretty village whose historical center is made up of white houses arranged in a circle next to each other. You’ll then return to Bari.
Day 1, Bari Street Food Tour After arriving independently to Bari, meet with your guide at 6 PM at the Swabian Castle for a walking street food tour. Visit Orecchiette Street where typical pasta is made by the local ladies, the Cathedral of San Sabino, and the imposing Basilica of San Nicola. Throughout the tour, taste the famous sgagliozze, tasty pieces of fried polenta, and focaccia. At the end of the day, check-in at the Palace Hotel or similar. Enjoy a free evening to explore at your own leisure. Day 2: Castel del Monte to Trani Your second day will begin as you meet your driver and guide before departing for Castel del Monte to one of the most mysterious and fascinating castles in Southern Italy. After some free time, check-in at the Palazzo Paciotti (or similar). Get ready to discover Trani, which is known as the "Slow City" and the "Pea...
Ostuni is one of the main tourist destinations of Puglia. Referred to as the "White City", it is famous for the houses painted with white lime in the historical center. Your guided tour of Ostuni will start from Libertà square, here, you will be able to witness the grand palace of the municipality and the baroque column of Sant'Oronzo. Almost 21-meters high, the column was built in local stone by Giuseppe Greco in 1771 as an ex voto, later it was used for protection from famines and epidemics carried out by the saint. In Libertà Square you will get to visit the archaeological excavations of the ancient walls and the defensive tower before taking a stroll down Cattedrale street. Notice the abundance of local craft shops, commercial activities and typical local food produce. You will then reach the cathedral dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta built in the fifteenth century. The façade is ch...
Cisternino is well worth a visit for its classic example of spontaneous architecture. The old city of Cisternino is both amazing and unforgettable through its wonderful atmosphere, great views of the Itria Valley, cute old buildings and friendly people. During the tour, you’ll visit the Church of San Nicola, known as the Mother Church, which was built in the 12th century over the previous 8th century Basilian church, whose foundations remain. Then, visit the Norman-Svevian Tower built in the 11th century by the Normans at 17 meters tall. It was largely rebuilt in the late 14th century and was remodeled several times in subsequent periods. Stop at the beautiful view overlooking the entire Itria Valley, a wonderful skyline of the valley with trulli and olive trees. In the old town, visit the most important noble historic buildings walking in the narrow alleys and on the white/ black chia...
You’ll travel with an expert guide through unspoiled landscape boasting centuries-old vineyards that have produced the famous Primitivo, Negromaro, Sussumaniello, and Aglianico e Bombino Bianco wines. This full-day excursion begins in Gioia del Colle. You’ll be taken on a tour by one of the owners of the organic vineyard, where focus is on the fantastic Primitivo wine. We will take you through the organic wine production process. Before lunch you’ll head to the ancient city of Matera, which is home to movie director Francis Ford Coppola. Matera has been the setting for a number of well-known films including Mel Gibson’s The Last Passion of Christ. You’ll enjoy lunch at a typical restaurant in the old town and afterwards visit the famous Sassi cave dwellings. In addition, you’ll have free time to explore the city at your leisure. If your accommodation is in Bari, Ostuni, or Le...
Day 1, Saturday: Bari Street Food Tour After arriving independently in Bari, meet your local guide to dive into Bari’s street food scene. Discover Bari Vecchia, an ancient village while tasting typical specialties of Bari like focaccia and sgagliozze (fried polenta). Check-in at the Palace Hotel Bari or similar for an overnight stay. Day 2, Sunday: Castel del Monte to Trani Following breakfast, check-out of the hotel and depart for Castle del Monte. Explore the fascinating castle commissioned by Frederick II of Swabia. Then, enjoy some free time with lunch before departing for Trani, where you will check-in to a boutique hotel near the beautiful Palazzo Paciotti. Day 3, Monday: Matera to Alberobello After breakfast, check-out before meeting with your driver-guide and departing for Matera, a UNESCO site, and considered one o...
Day 1, Friday: Bari Street Food Tour After arriving independently to Bari, meet with your guide at 6 PM at the Swabian Castle for a walking street food tour. Visit Orecchiette Street where typical pasta is made by the local ladies, the Cathedral of San Sabino, and the imposing Basilica of San Nicola. Throughout the tour, taste the famous sgagliozze, tasty pieces of fried polenta, and focaccia. At the end of the day, check-in at the Palace Hotel or similar. Enjoy a free evening to explore at your own pace. Day 2, Saturday: Monte Sant'Angelo to Trani Following breakfast, at 9 AM, depart for Monte Sant’Angelo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to the evocative Basilica cave consecrated to San Michele Arcangelo. Free time to enjoy the medieval village. Later, arrive to Trani, where you will check-in to the hotel Palazzo Paciotti. Enjoy a free eve...
Day 1: Alberobello Start your 2-day adventure by meeting your guide at the Alberobello restaurant terminal. After you enjoy a short meet and greet with your guide, you will begin a walking tour that will eventually lead you to a vantage point where you can admire the expanse of the conical roof structures of the famous trulli, a type of rural, stone architecture. You will get to walk through the two historic districts of Rione Aia and Rione Monti, where you can enter typical shops and do a spot of souvenir shopping. At the end of your visit you will get to taste extra virgin olive oil in a trullo. Day 2: Ostuni and Martina Franca You will begin day two by meeting your driver at the terminal restaurant. From there, you will take the short scenic drive to Ostuni, the white city. Upon arrival, you can admire the historic center and the Romanesque-flower...
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Mario our guide spoke excellent English and my wife and I found our walking tour of Ostuni very interesting and informative. It helped to make our stay much more enjoyable.
Giovanni and Alessandra did an excellent job !!! The Wine Tour was very good and the visit to Matera complete! We have also eaten very well! :)
Great tour guide who adjusted to the needs of the group - a lot of information from history to culture to daily life.
Very interesting! Very competent. No sales event. Incredible. The Greeks and Romans processed olives here.
A pleasant walk, our guide Floriana was very kind and very helpful