Attractions in the Territory

A Territory to Discover

Visiting Ostuni

Ostuni is an Italian town with 30,382 inhabitants in the province of Brindisi, Apulia. Famous tourist centre, it is also known as 'the white town' for its typical old town which was entirely painted in white lime in the past. Ostuni is the panoramic town par excellence. Every house is a viewpoint, every trattoria has a panoramic view and each window shows a poet looking at the plain under the olive groves changing colour as the wind changes. Ostuni welcomes white houses built with milk lime. They are extremely bright and all details are incredibly white, from the walls to the windows, doors and stairs.

The Surroundings

Hotel Relais Sant'Eligio has an ideal position for tourist and cultural tours in Puglia's most renowed places. You will stay at few steps from Ostuni's Historic Center and, through the road SP 21 Ostuni-Torre Pozzelle, avoiding all the town traffic, in five minutes by car you will reach Ostuni's seaside, his beaches and lidos. From there, in less than an hour, you will arrive in places like Polignano a Mare, Monopoli, Alberobello, Castellana Grotte, Martina Franca, Egnazia, lo Zoo Safari di Fasano, Grottaglie, Matera, Torre Guaceto, Lecce, Otranto, Gallipoli, and much more. Relax in fabulous towns of Valle D'Itria and Salento, enjoy the millenary gastronomic tradition between masserie, olive trees and wineries, fall in love with the sea of Apulia. Be pampered by the crystal-clear waters of the Apulian sea washing 860 kilometres of different coasts, sandy coasts and breath-taking sea cliffs. Apulia is washed by the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea, from the stunning Salento, Arco Ionico to the sunny coasts of Brindisi.

Active-lifestyle Holiday

In Apulia you can daydream and live immersed in the nature. Around you, marvellous landscapes reproduce the colours and the perfumes of the sea and of the Mediterranean zone while centuries-old olive groves, oak woods tell secret stories to the sun. Imagine your perfect holiday: Apulia welcomes you four seasons a year thanks to its particularly mild climate. Race species of animals and vegetables live inside protected areas such as Alta Murgia and Gargano National Parks and in nature reserves, the places of WWF oasis.

Food & Wine

Apulia also celebrates food. A true triumph of Mediterranean flavours. From Gargano to Salento, delight your palate with the unique genuine tastes of Apulian wine & food. Different villages, different recipes. Homemade orecchiette, grilled meat or fish specialties cannot miss in a typical local menu. Other typical products are seasonal vegetables, dairy products, cheese and other baked products such as focaccia, fried 'pettole' and 'pasticciotti' pastries. Let you pamper by the slow pace of the countryside by vising Apulian food museums and educational farms around centuries-old olive groves and vineyards where extra virgin DOP olive oil and delicious DOC and IGT wines such as Negroamaro, Aleatico and Primitivo are produced.