Things to do in Ostuni

Our most recommended things to do in Ostuni

Ostuni: Olive Oil Tasting Tour

1. Ostuni: Olive Oil Tasting Tour

Join the owner of the Masseria Capece and enjoy a guided olive oil tour with tasting. Take in the intense scents and colors among the ancient olive trees. Walk among the thousand-year-old olive trees, which are said to have been planted by veterans of the Punic Wars, more than 2000 years ago. Visit the oil mill, built in 1846 and in use until the 60s.  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: Old Town Tour on an Eco-Friendly Ape Calessino

2. Ostuni: Old Town Tour on an Eco-Friendly Ape Calessino

Discovering Ostuni, the "pearl of Puglia", from a different point of view: on board of our eco-friendly "Ape Calessino", among alleys and streets, squares, churches, statues and city gates. A little stop is scheduled at the cathedral of Ostuni in the old town. We will visit the famous Piazza della Libertà with its Sant'Oronzo Column, Arco Scoppa and Tanzarella palace. The white city, hanging between sky and sea, beaches and olive trees, offers picturesque views of alleys, steep stairways, courtyards and little squares overlooked by the typical white houses, decorated with colourful flowers, craft stores, traditionall restaurants and small shops.

Bari: Day Tour of Puglia and Basilicata with Matera Visit

3. Bari: Day Tour of Puglia and Basilicata with Matera Visit

You’ll travel with an expert guide through an 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 the focus is on the fantastic Primitivo wine. We will take you through the organic wine production process. 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. Take some free time for lunch and afterward visit the famous Sassi cave dwellings. In addition, you’ll have free time to explore the city at your leisure.

Ostuni Private Tour

4. Ostuni Private Tour

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 characterized by three elegant ogival portals and a large rose window of 24 rays. Marvel at the interior, a Latin cross with three naves on columns. Following the tour you will continue along the Aragonese walls where you can admire beautiful landscape views of the Valle d'Itria until you reach the Porta Nova gate, one of the ancient gates famous in this town.

Ostuni: Walking Tour

5. Ostuni: Walking Tour

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.

Cisternino: 2-Hour Authentic Italian Village Tour

6. Cisternino: 2-Hour Authentic Italian Village Tour

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 chianche, a typical limestone floor. This village has many good restaurants for evening dining, a choice of good cafes for snacks during the day and good local shops selling all the authentic local produce you could want. An area of great beauty, too perfect to be real but real with incredible trulli.

Apulian Cooking Course with Menu

7. Apulian Cooking Course with Menu

Looking to WOW your friends and family with some amazing new dishes? Green Italy's cookery course offers the opportunity to master some wonderful seasonal dishes to add to your repertoire. Selection of starters, main courses and desserts covered, recipes for all supplied. Enjoy a cooking class of 4.5 hours in a typical house and family of Puglia. Is available In the morning and in the afternoon. Menu Starters - Focaccia - Fried zucchini flowers. - Marinated zucchini - Fresh salad First Dish - Home made pasta "Orecchiette" with meat sauce Second Dish - Meat Rolls (Braciola) ,meat balls and eggplant parmesan Dessert - Crostata

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What people are saying about Ostuni

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 72 reviews

Wonderful full day out to Matera and Puglia winery. Gio our guide was fantastic, sharing his knowledge of Matera and Puglia. He was very good answering all my questions. Both Gio and Julian our driver were friendly and very good company for the day. We started in the town of Matera and then walked down into the old town and historic area. We had a delicious lunch at a great restaurant in the old town. The food and service were outstanding. We stopped at a winery on the way home and had a generous wine tasting of several different varieties of wine all produced on site. Thank you Gio and Julian. My husband and I had a wonderful day. Thank you for your good company and for helping us learn more about Matera, Puglia and Italy. I highly recommend this tour and Green Italy Tours.

We had a very nice driver/guide for our tour. Stella told us a lot of exciting things about the city! Now we have a good overview for further exploration! But unfortunately it was not an environmentally friendly Ape - as described when booking!

Our guide Gio was fantastic. He more than exceeded our expectations. Explained historical sites in Matera and was well informed. He also took us to a fantastic winery for a tour and testing. I would highly recommend this tour.

It was amazing, well worth it, our guide was super knowledgeable and extremely pleasant answering every of the 10000 questions we had

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff at masseria valente