I think my brother wants me to go to Ostuni for a short trip.!
Imagine the scene: waking up in a peaceful Trullo surrounded by olive trees under a blue sky at the beginning of another wonderful day holidaying in Ostuni. Deep in the Heel of Italy, in the region of Puglia, dry stone walls separate fields of red earth and ancient olive groves, surrounded by the largest stretch of unspoilt coast line in Italy.
Holidaying in the land of the Trulli is a truly magical experience. I’ve being going there years and have enjoyed guaranteed sunshine every summer. If there is one thing a holiday here is more than, is just sunshine. The things to do here are as much about experience as activity. Picking figs, plums and small red pears before breakfast, then eating them still warm from the morning sun, begins a day in touch with a piece of paradise.
The coast line of Ostuni is as varied as it is breathtaking. Whether it is long sandy beaches or inlets and coves, the sea is as clean and clear as you will find. We usually take it easy in the morning and arrive at the beach about 11. Choosing which one is the only debate as we all have different favourites, but whatever the outcome no one is disappointed. We love the white sandy beaches, they are fun and safe for the children and we can’t seem to keep them out of the sea which besides being clean turquoise and warm, the depths are ideal for families. Lunch at the beach has become a convention, it could be a packed lunch, freshly bought Panini, Pizza or Foccacia, or we spoil ourselves and dine at a restaurant, il Vigliero at Villa Nova being our favourite.
Late afternoon we head back from the beach and make a coffee or a beer and relax in the early evening sun. This is a relaxing part of the day as the children tend to take a cat nap, and are rejuvenated for the evening.
In the evening we often head to the old town of Ostuni for an inexpensive but delicious meal. Afterwards we walk around in the white labyrinth of narrow streets and find piazza to buy an ice-cream and watch the world go by.