Italy Photo of the Day

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This stunning view from Ostuni through a narrow walkway, perched high above the historic center, takes my breath away. I’m never disappointed by what I find when I take walks in Italy off the beaten path. Sometimes no agenda is the best. What do you thinK?

Ostuni, is also known as Città Bianca, the white city, because all the homes are painted white. Located in the southern region of Puglia, Ostuni is only eight kilometers from the Adriatic Sea.

Have you ever been to Ostuni? I’d love to hear about your experiences, so please leave a comment.

Grazie and ciao.

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10 Responses

  1. Cristina

    I passed it on the train to Lecce in July, but have not stopped in Ostuni. I try to visit 1-2 new places in Puglia every year. Last year was Lecce and Nardo’, which I loved. Ostuni is definitely on the list, although I don’t know when. I pretty much always travel with very little agenda. It is the best way! Ciao, Cristina

    • margieinitaly

      Cristina, the more I travel, the more I like the idea of no agenda. Brava!

  2. Sharon Duncan

    Although many years ago, I have been to Ostuni many times! 😃 I believe it is one of the prettiest cities in southern Italy. I was stationed near Ostuni in the US Air Force for 7 years. I loved going to Ostuni. They made (and I hope still make) the most delicious braided mozzarella which was soft with a wonderful flavor. Ostuni is not only pretty but its people are warm and welcoming.

    • margieinitaly

      Thanks so much, Sharon. What a wonderful location to be stationed while serving in the Air Force. I’ve seen that braided mozzarella but it was in Sorrento. I love how friendly the people in Puglia are. I hope you’ll get to return one day.

  3. Terry Bohacik

    Just finished My Amalfi Coat Love Affair. Enjoyed it. I’m a frequent traveler to Italy for many years Loved hearing about the various towns you visited on the coast. Unfortunately not able to go this year. But will definitely be going in 2021. I’m a snow bird living on the beach in Singer Island Fla. Summer in New Jersey

    • margieinitaly

      Glad to meet you, Terry. And thank you so much for the kind words about my book. So glad you enjoyed it. My plans for Italy this fall are postponed too. Hoping to definitely return in 2021. We all have to keep the dream alive!

  4. Bonnie Davis

    Loved Judy’s commentary. Wonderful family experience that will last a lifetime.

    I am pretty sure that history is what makes Italy and many other places draw people to them. Humans have touched the marble and the wood and everything else in the “Old Country.” And truthfully, Americans can partake of all of them. Since the Catholic Church and the Rome of two thousand years ago supply both the sense of mystery and the sense of our own history, it draws many to the seat of our shared beginnings.

    • margieinitaly

      Thanks Bonnie. I liked her comment too…and your perspective too. Grazie

  5. Judy

    Sunday . April 26

    “Sometimes no agenda is the best. What do you thinK?”

    We have always traveled this way. We prefer our own directional compasses. Now we like to rent an apartment in one place for a month and relay out from it. We did that in Lucca in 2014 to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Our kids and grandkids came over . . . and the grand kids stayed 10 days longer and flew home with us. Their ages then: 12, 16, 16, 17. Now 2 are seniors in college, 1 is a junior in college, and Caroline will be a freshman in college this fall. Their favorite Lucca memory: riding bikes all around the village and on the wall . . . and having panini sandwiches at La Tana del Boia. They want to return for one her fabulous sandwhiches. We do, too.

    • margieinitaly

      Hi Judy…I like it. The trip without an agenda sounds like it was a success. Like the rest of us, waiting to return to a safe Italy, I hope you get to go back with your family and do it all over again too.

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