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Ostuni, the white city, famous tourist destination in Brindisi province, is situated on three hills. The city is known throughout the world as the "White City" for the fairy-tale charm of its old town with whitewashed houses. Ostuni sea, along the coast, has many beaches perfect for families and children and for water sports lovers, representing one of the biggest tourist attraction at international level. Coast’s beauty with kilometers of white beaches and surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, alternating with small coves and high and jagged cliffs, crystal clear waters that ensure the recognition of the "Blue Flag" for many years, emblem of water quality and warranty seal for the environmental aspect
It is connected to the legend that tells how the saint was able to remove a thorn from the throat of a dying man. In the suggestive countryside of Ostuni wilderness thousands of pilgrims walk (some even barefoot) to the sanctuary located in a rugged cave where, in a little church, is the obelisk of St. Blaise. Tradition states that, to remember the episode, before celebration of the Mass, the priest touches with a wet finger in the holy water the throat of every faithful, making the sign of the cross.
"Madonna della Nova" festival
It occurs on the Sunday after Easter. The Ostuni ‘s people visit the sanctuary, and then eat a cake shaped like a dove with a boiled egg in the center, called The Palomma. The festival of "Barco" in July is held in the quarter with the same name and for the occasion the local folk groups perform traditional dances involving all participants. During the festival you can taste many dishes of local gastronomy.
Antique trade market
Second Sunday of the
Second Sunday of the month. It take place all the months, and on July and on August all the Sundays near the town park.
San Giovanni ‘s night
days of holidays for Summer equinox. The white town celebrate the summer
Madonna della Grata
first Sunday of August in Ostuni it celebrates the Madonna della
procession with many faithful takes place in the streets, it is different from
the others because there are no lights, no fireworks or bands. The Sanctuary of
Virgin of Grata is located in contrada Rosara (downstream of the old town) and
it is a small temple in eclectic style lighted up until late evening by the
colours of sunset
Festival "Madonna del Carmine"
Every year on16th of July it is celebrated in Ostuni the Feast of Madonna del Carmine. During the procession, the Brothers and Sisters faithful wear a white coat, a belt, a brown "scapular" and a yellow mozzetta (a small cape). For the Confraternity of Carmine the scapular is "special dress given by Mother of God".