Ostuni

The white city on top of the hill

The charm of Ostuni , the White City , is related to the characteristic color to white lime of his old village , perched on a hill surrounded by olive giants , millennial , the center of which stands the cathedral , only because the style is difficult to classify , but due to a Gothic tradition – Romanesque in Puglia a few other examples . There is also the site of the Church of the Holy Spirit , dating back to 1450 now recognized as a national monument . Its 17 kilometers of beaches , alternating sandy coves , cliffs , pebble beaches and dunes covered in Mediterranean maquis , have allowed the city to be awarded the Blue Flag in 2013 by the Foundation for Environmental Education . Strong attraction every year , 25 to 27 August , is the Feast of St. Horace characterized by striking “Ride ” which sees municipal authorities and members of the clergy parade on horseback with ladies and knights in medieval costumes.