Casa della Scrittrice and Trullo della Scrittrice are situated just a few kilometres from Ostuni known locally as ’la Citta Bianca’. The picturesque town is host to some of the chicest bars and restaurants in the region as well as being just a short drive to the beautiful blue flag coastline known as the Costa Merlata, due to its lace like appearance created by a ribbon of rocky coves and sandy beaches.
We are within easy reach of both Bari airport, just over an hour and Brindisi airport, just 45 minutes; serviced by BA, Easy Jet and Ryan Air and where you can also find several car hire agencies including Hertz and EuropCar
Where to visit
Both properties are nestled in the countryside half way between Ostuni and Ceglie Messapica, the gastronomic hub of the region. Our central location right in the heel of Italy means you are within easy reach of the many beautiful towns that run along the Valle d’Itria, including Cisternino and Locorotondo, both perched on their hill tops; the baroque town of Martina Franca, which holds a Baroque music festival each summer and Alberobello the UNESCO world heritage site. Not far away are Lecce and Otranto a little further down in to the Salento and on the Ionian coast Taranto and Gallopilli, The beautiful city of Matera with its historic Sassi is a day trip away in Basillicata.
If you are a lover of ceramics, the nearby town of Grottaglie is a must-see. It’s the source of many of the beautiful local ceramics you will find in shops and homes throughout the region, they have been producing ceramics there for centuries. One of the chicest is Enza Fasano, her incredible ceramics emporium is worth the visit alone and after you can head off to explore the maze of streets in the old town and discover the array of street art hidden there.
Lecce and Otranto are must visits but don’t forget to add Polignano a Mare perched on its cliffs on the edge of the Adriatic, Gallipoli on the Ionian coast, the natural wonders at Grotte di Castellana and the WWF reserve at Torre Guaceto to your excursions list.
All these towns have their own unique charm each hosting at least a weekly general market, as well as various festivals of music and food, and of course, lots of celebrations for their local patron saints. Ostuni hosts its own for Saint Oronzo in August.
These are just some of our favourite places to visit, but we are sure you will find many more to add to your own memories of your stay in Puglia.