The White City of Ostuni

A city for explorers and historians

Known for its whitewashed old town and based in Italy's Apulia region, the city of Ostuni is characterised by its Gothic, Romanesque and Byzantine elements. With a long history spanning to the Stone Age when it was first established by the Messapii, a pre-classic tribe, it was destroyed by Hannibal during the Punic Wars before being rebuilt by the Greeks and given the name Ostuni (derived from the Greek Astu néon meaning "new town").