Around Puglia II: Ostuni

Venue: Ostuni, Puglia

Lens: Nikkor 50mm f/1.4

Music: Adriano Celentano – Azzuro (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jaspkf1BeI

The next stop on our Puglia trip was Ostuni, where we arrived with the train from Polignano. Ostuni is another small touristy town with an charming old centre, a little bit further away from the sea. It reminded me a little bit of a Greek town for its white houses with blue or green doors, and the vast fields of olive trees around it. And of course this is hardly a coincidence given Puglia’s history as part of Ancient Greece before the Roman empire settled in, long long time ago.

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Ostuni is situated on a hill and the streets in the old town are tiny and winding in random directions, but it is a real pleasure to get lost in there and take your time to wander around.
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The old houses and their arches are almost as complicated to follow as the streets, and equally charming.
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More beautiful old houses and more clean blue sky and warm weather.
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Sometimes the streets end with stairs, so they really are not meant for cars…which is even better as far as I’m concerned.
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Osteria of the lost time – our lunch choice with some amazing cheese, pasta and wine options.
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After lunch we had more time to roam around the streets, but I wouldn’t mind having a Vespa myself.
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More of the charming doors.
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The same door from a different angle, and some laundry drying out, as everywhere in Italy.
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Of course there are also plenty of charming artsy shops and cafes…
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… and plenty of old churches and cathedrals too.
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Another campanile, or bell tower, before it was time for us to head to the train station. Care to guess the next stop?

 

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