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Top Choice Italian in Ostuni

Porta Nova

Scenically installed in the Aragonese fortifications, this terraced restaurant is a special occasion charmer. Seafood is wonderful here, with a whole section of the menu devoted to crudo mare (raw fish). Ease into w…
Puglian in Ostuni

Osteria del Tempo Perso

A wonderful temple of Pugliese cuisine in a cavernous former bakery, this laid-back place makes masterful use of the best of the region's produce, from Martina Franca's capocollo (cured pork neck) to whatever's been…
Osteria in Ostuni

Osteria Piazzetta Cattedrale

This compact osteria serves up great food in a setting that manages to keep it classy, despite a kitsch chandelier and muzak soundtrack competing with more tasteful mise-en-scene. While lovers of fish, fowl and fles…
Museum in Ostuni

Museo di Civiltà Preclassiche della Murgia

Located in the Convento delle Monacelle, the museum's most famous exhibit is Delia, a 25,000-year-old expectant mother. Pregnant at the time of her death, her well-preserved skeleton was found in a local cave. Many …
Religious in Ostuni

La Cavalcata

Ostuni's annual feast day is held on 26 August, when processions of horsemen dressed in glittering red-and-white uniforms (resembling Indian grooms on their way to be wed) follow the statue of Sant'Oronzo around tow…
Archaeological Site in Ostuni

Parco Archeologico e Naturale di Arignano

Many of the finds at Ostuni's Museo di Civiltà Preclassiche della Murgia come from this cave and Palaeolithic burial ground, which doesn't offer much in the way of spectacle to the untrained eye. Visits outside the …
Cathedral in Ostuni

Cathedral

Dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Ostuni's dramatic 15th-century cathedral has an unusual Gothic-Romanesque-Byzantine facade with a frilly rose window and an inverted gable. The 18th-century sacred art…