Essential Ostuni, Puglia Information
Osteria del tempo perso
Very famous restaurant, known by both the locals and the tourists. It is found in one of the typical narrow "white" street of central Ostuni. It's a pretty busy restaurant, so better book in advance, especially on weekends. Open all year, closed on Mondays.
Via Tanzarella Vitale 47
72017 Ostuni (BR)
Tel: +39 0831 303320
Things to do
Ostuni is located in the province of Brindisi, in Puglia, the heel of Italy. It is the probably most famous as the 'white town', due to the typical whitewash on all the buildings. It sits proudly on top of a hill and has magnificent views down to the Adriatic coast.
The tradition of whitewashing the buildings dates back to medieval times and assists in providing light into the narrow streets and small enclosures typical of medieval construction. During the plage the town survived well as the whitewashing was a way to prevent it from spreading.
Apart from being an major tourist attraction, Ostuni is an important producer of olio, wine and almonds, from the agricultural side to the production of the final product.
Supermarket - There are several supermarkets in Ostuni, ranging from the small grocery shop to the larger supermarkets with all items. Note that most will be closed over lunch time.
Bank - There are quite a few banks which have cash dispensers that accept major Credit Cards.
Pharmacy - There are various pharmacies, an easy one to find is in Piazza della Libertà. The will be open on a rotational basis on public holidays and weekends.
Laundry - There is a coin operated laundry in Ostuni
Petrol - There are many petrol stations in and around Ostuni, after hours it is possible to use the selfservice machines, they accept notes of 5 Euro to 50 Euro.
Church - There are a couple of churches in Ostuni, please check the church notice boards for mass timetables.
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