Jan
04
2011
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Ostuni Taxis

Coming from the Ostuni station, on Saturday Mornings, there were 2 taxis outside to meet the main trains. I got numbers for them, but wouldn’t you know it, i left them on the shelf with all the other numbers back in the Trullo.
In general they are difficult to find in the town, particularly at night, friends of mine, even with the numbers i gave them, found it impossible even in high season.

Does anyone know of a good taxi service in Ostuni, Brindisi? If for example i wanted to go from the Railway station in Ostuni to the Town centre what would be the best way to do that? Is there a number i could ring from the train so the taxi would be waiting on my arrival? Please if anyone knows, let me know?

Apr
07
2010
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Trains

Local Trains FSE

Local Trains FSE

The main website for checking-out train times, prices and bookings is ferroviadellostato FS. But here in the south, in the Salentino heal, there are other rail services: http://www.fseonline.it/ is the official website for this region and one can check the timetables and duration of journeys here. I was confused when I couldn’t make connections to places I knew had railways, it never occurred to me that they wouldn’t be on the main FS website. I’ve friends staying in Lecce for a few days and they don’t want to drive, however the service from Lecce to Gallipoli Otranto or the tip of the heal, is quite good.

Feb
02
2010
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Ostuni 2010

Wave of colour

Wave of colour

It’s that time of year again when the hunt for Trullos (Trulli), villas and apartments is in full swing. It can be difficult to find the perfect solution to suit individual needs, or more difficult still, the needs of all the family. I like to keep it simple: because the coast is so close and the variety and beauty of the beaches is so vast, I would rule out needing a pool. The restriction on choice and increase in price doesn’t warrant it. In fact there is a risk the children will be difficult to tear away from the house, and then you will loose precious time experiencing this heavenly place.

How close to the town should I be, within walking distance? The centre of Ostuni can be so wonderful at night that you don’t want to miss it and have to abstain from the wonderful local vino with your meal and then drive 2km into the country a little worse for ware. But during the day the the countryside can be so tranquil and dripping with ripe fruit. I’ve found a bearable compromise. The countryside about 1km outside the town, in the country but a very short drive. I make the sensible decision to finish the wine at the meal and then take an hour or so in Ostuni square and watch the street entertainers and eat one of the wonderful ice-creams from la Scala a the bottom of the steps at the fountain beneath the statue of Sant Oronzo, then I trundle down the road to a piece of paradise, where i can sleep under a dark sky and silent night.

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Mar
02
2009
0

Around Ostuni

Around Ostuni

Groves of olive trees, rooted in red soil bordered by stone walls, that sweep down to the coastline of soft white sandy beaches, inlets enclosed by volcanic rock. White conical roofed trullo’s sprinkled around the land, bring a fairytale like atmosphere to Ostuni that sits on the hill-top overlooking sea.

There are countless things to do and see in the surrounding area of Ostuni. The nearby towns of Caravigno, Cisternino, Martina Franaca, Locorotundo and in particular the trullo town of Alberobello have plenty to offer it terms of day trips.

The Zoo / Safari Park near Fasano, is less than a 20 minute drive from Ostuni. The park contains a drive through safari park, a zoo, aquarium and a fun park with water rides, rollercoaster’s and shows. It is the biggest Zoo in Italy with the greatest number of animal species in Europe.
The coastline of Ostuni is outstanding. Immaculate white sandy beaches, some that stretch a few kilometres and others countless small sandy coves enclosed by volcanic rocks that look out on a turquoise sea, conjure up a deserted island experience.

The caves at Grotte di Castellana are about the most jaw-dropping in the world. A 30 minute drive from Ostuni, it is a must do on your stay in this region. Escape the heat of the day by going underground to see the most spectacular stalactites and stalagmites. The vast hall of white columns and luminous lake at the end of the tour through the caves is as big and as magical as you could possibly imagine.
www.grottedicastellana.it

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