Our Relais is located in a strategic place: take advantage of it and discover what to see and do during your holiday in Ostuni, in the heart of Puglia.
Accompany your relaxation with excursions to discover our land and all the beauty that surrounds us. In fact, we are located on the border with Salento, in the countryside between Ostuni and Ceglie Messapica and we are therefore the right place to admire the wonder of the Salento sea, or the intense Apulian hinterland, made of trulli (traditional Apulian houses), red sand and thick olive groves.
The Itria Valley is in fact a place known for the particularity of its houses, the farms scattered among the expanses of olive trees and rural buildings.
It will thus be easy to discover all the villages in the area such as the fascinating Ceglie Messapica, located on a hill, or Ostuni, the white city, one of the most famous places in Puglia.
That is not all: you can also go to some of the most beautiful Italian cities.
Discover which ones.
Brindisi is just half an hour away by car. The old town center is enclosed within Aragonese walls. The archaeological remains and Romanesque churches are preserved in the center. The port and its twin columns are one of the symbols of the city, as is the imposing Castello Svevo.
The town is one of the symbols of Puglia, famous for its trulli (traditional Apulian houses) and included by right among the most beautiful villages in Italy. Visiting the trulli and village (located just 45 minutes by car from our relais) is truly a unique and almost fairytale experience. The Rione Monti and the Siamesi Trulli are must-see destinations.
It is the perfect opportunity to do some shopping from the local stores as well.
The city of Lecce is an hour's drive from our facility and is often referred to as the Florence of the South. The pearl of Puglia, Lecce is a concentration of Baroque-style buildings: you can admire wonderful buildings such as the Cathedral of Maria Santissima Assunta or the Basilica of Santa Croce whilst walking through its streets.
Matera is just an hour and a half by car from Relais la Fontanina and it's worth the drive to get to know one of the oldest cities in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and known for the originality of its structure. furthermore, Matera is the city of stones and is often referred to as “the second Bethlehem” and it is no coincidence that it has been the set of numerous films and TV series.
Other nearby attractions
Also, you can easily reach Bari (80 km), Grottaglie (20 km), Gallipoli (70 km), Otranto (70 km) and the Naturalistic Oasis of Torre Guaceto, located just 20 km away.
There are also wonderful cities such as Ostuni, Ceglie Messapica, Francavilla Fontana and Oria within a radius of only 10 km from the Relais. Ostuni boasts a truly incredible medieval village, made up of streets and white houses, picturesque views enriched by typical stores. Ceglie Messapica, on the other hand, is a charming village, one of the oldest in Puglia, located on the Altopiano delle Murge. Its old town center contains beauties such as the Ducal Castle, the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta and the Clock Tower. Francavilla Fontana is also a charming village, enriched by a 15th century castle and baroque churches.
Finally, there is Oria, a town of very ancient origins, with a well-kept old town center rich in beauties such as the Catedrale dell’Assunta and the Castello di Federico II.
Moreover, for animal lovers, between Ostuni and Alberobello there is also the Zoo Safari of Fasano, a favorite place to learn about the animals of the Savannah and to have fun with your family!
You will find many beautiful beaches near our Relais (less than an hour’s journey):
Rosa Marina, situated on the border of Ostuni, it is the closest beach
Between Ostuni and Brindisi is the Torre Guaceto beach, one of the richest naturalistic oasis.
Punta Prosciutto, found between Gallupoli and Taranto