Ostuni I Villas Italy

The White City of Ostuni – Villas Italy

The Ostuni Brindisi province has 31,000 inhabitants and is also known as Città Bianca, or the ‘White City’ because of the prevailing white colour of the charming traditional houses that can be found in the old town near your chosen NOVASOL holiday villas or apartments in Italy. Ostuni is located eight kilometres inland on three picturesque hills, surrounded by green olive trees and lit up in its white splendour. You are sure to have a wonderful view from your villas in Italy, and even better chances of breath-taking scenery on the beaches of Ostuni. The beaches in front of the White City are among the cleanest in Italy and every year receive the Blue Flag award - one more reason to rent Italian country cottages in the area.

Historical surroundings to rival Sicily villas

After a chequered history, between 1300 and 1463 Ostuni belonged to the Principality of Taranto and from 1507 to the Duchess Isabella in Bari. Under their influence, Ostuni experienced a boom in the Italian Renaissance, the relics from which you will still be able to appreciate on your Italian villa holidays. Discover the wonderful architecture here! Isabella passed on the property to her daughter, Bona Sforza, the king of Poland’s future wife. The old town is preserved to this day with whitewashed houses, narrow streets and staircases, the Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral and two kilometres from your city villas in Italy, a remote excavation of a 25 thousand year old place of worship!

Holiday lettings for sea and sights

Apulia is a wonderful region if you like to swim, relax on the clean beaches or to take a coastal route to your favourite hotspot for a regional, seasonal lunch. Relaxing at your Italian country cottages with swimming pools is also a valid option, whilst the parades, costumes, lights and fireworks at local celebrations of the Italian culture make an exciting contrast. The Cavalcata di Sant'Oronzo in Ostuni, is a major festival for those living there and is celebrated in August

Italian villa holidays with amazing wildlife

When you think of beautiful Italian landscape, Tuscan villas spring to mind, but in Torre Guaceto, just south of Ostuni an incredible nature reserve is situated on more than 1,000 hectares of marine and coastal area. Nature lovers are allowed to roam around on walking holidays here on and in the water to explore rich flora and fauna on land. Sea turtles breed here, which is one of many reasons the nature reserve has been honoured by the Italian Legambiente. The organisation is dedicated to environmental education and creates numerous campaigns to promote sustainable tourism.