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  • Ostuni, Puglia
    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.

  • For tourists there are many aspects to enjoy from the views, the excellent beaches only 8km away to the historical importance and architecture in the town. Be sure to visit the following palazzo ducale Zevallos palazzo Siccoda in via Cattedrale 35 In vico Castello you can see the remains of a castle built in 1148 but then destroyed in 1559 Guglia di Sant'Oronzo, which is the symbol of Ostuni.
    The cathederal of Ostuni, which is located at the highest point of the town and built between 1435 and 1495. It has a lovely gothic facade.
    The monastero delle Carmelitane and the San Vito martire Church next to it.
    The San Giacomo di Compostela Church.
    The San Francesco d'Assisi Church which has several excellent artworks inside it The Spirito Santo Church also with beautiful internal artworks.


  • Other places to visit are:
    Parco Archeologico e Naturalistico di Santa Maria D'agnano, which has the cave in which the bones of Delia, a woman dating back 25000 years, were found. The bones are now in the museum.
    Castello di Villanova, found nearer the coast.



  • Cultural events

    25-27 August - sant'Oronzo, the protectorate saint of the city. The event includes a wonderful parade of knights, two fairs and fireworks.
    15 August - Sagra dei Vecchi Tempi - A fair where locale products can be tasted.
    Every second Sunday of the month there is an antiques market.

  • Cuisine
    The local cuisine is based on olive oil, greens, ewe's-milk cheese and fish. The dishes are rich with flavours, colour and smell, although all simple.
    Bread is cooked in a wood oven. While meats are normally cooked over coals.

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Winery Tour in a Castle in Tuscany

Winery visit and tasting. Guided visit of the vineyards and the ancient cellars with an explanation of the disciplinary of the Chianti Classico and its wine making techniques. Tasting of 4 wines and the balsamic vinegar.

from 23,98 US Dollar

Piazzale Michelangelo Panoramic Private Walking Tour

Enjoy a 2.5-hour walk starting from Ponte Vecchio up to Piazzale Michelangelo. You would need to wear clothes, comfortable shoes and bring some water with you. The way up to Piazzale Michelangelo is a medium/difficult walk, but it is definitely worth to hear the stories of your private guide and enjoy the amazing views.

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Chianti Wine Tasting and San Gimignano Day Trip from Siena

Spend an afternoon in Tuscany, visiting the small town of San Gimignano, on a half-day tour from Siena. Hear the history of the region from an expert guide, and then enjoy some free time to explore the medieval hill town of San Gimignano, discovering sites like Piazza del Duomo and Via Francigena. Then, travel to the heart of the Tuscan hills for a tour of a winery estate, where you'll learn about Tuscan wine, and enjoy a wine-tasting session, too!

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Volterra and San Gimignano Shore Excursion from Livorno Port

Volterra and San Gimignano private shore excursion from Livorno port with english speaking driver. You will travel through the Tuscany's countryside and will see the Volterra and San Gimignano's  higlights; the driver will give you an overview of these places. It is possible to make a stop to one of the oldest estate in this area to sample wines and olive oil. This is about a 6 hours' tour.

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