Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Holiday

Hubby and I had a fabulous holiday in Ostuni  (((Italy)))
This charming town extends at southeast of the Apulia Murge, encircling one of the five hills that border the Itria Valley. Here you will find a quiet  atmosphere, genuine customs of simple and welcoming people friendly, caring.
Yet these are not the only significant beauties of Ostuni.
In this town, life goes on in absolutely enchanting scenery, for its whiteness, scents and colours of flowers on low walls and on windowsills.
Ostuni is called the "white town" because of its characteristic house, whitewashed up to the roofs. The custom of painting the houses with the sparkling white of the lime dates back to the 17th century, when this was one of the remedies to avoid the danger of infection, during a pestilence.
This lime wash, covering the town centre, is a peculiarity of Ostuni and it has become part of the town view. ....This habit has remained, as the centuries has gone by.... Today the houses stand out to the tourist eyes, with the colours of churches, monuments, ancient buil
dings, on which time puts down its mark, full of history..... Truly an amazing plaice to visit...

2 comments:

  1. Hi Ana - it's right down south .. must be lovely - I've never been to that region ... and it looks delightful - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary yes it is an amazing place, if we close our eyes we can hear the sounds of the past....Well almost!

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