Ostuni, a small town along the Murgia coast, is built on three hills and still preserves its medieval character within its historic Aragonese walls. Its bewildering maze of narrow streets and alleys are lined with picturesque old white-washed houses, that tend to remain impressed on visitors memories in their blinding whiteness.
About 10 kilometres from the town, near Fasano and on the banks of the Morello river, is a 2 kilometre long sandy beach protected by dunes covered in typical Mediterranean scrubland.
The beach is not easily accessible by car, making it less crowded in June and September and there are tentative plans to turn the whole of this stretch of coast into a nature reserve. Nearer Ostuni is the Torre Pozzella beach, characterised by its 16th-century watch tower. Here the coast is scattered with groups of towering rocks that protect a series of intimate sheltered coves with small sandy beaches surrounded by typical Mediterranean coastal vegetation.
Perched on a rocky shelf overlooking the Adriatic is the little town of Carovigno, whose medieval centre clings around a hill. From its foundation by the native Messapia people, through domination by Taranto and then by the Romans, followed by the successive waves of Byzantines, Visigoths and Lombards up to the alliance with Brindisi, Carovigno has been a crossroads in history. It has been governed in turn by the Normans, the Swabians, the Angevins and the Aragonese.
Surrounded by fertile land and traditionally committed to the commercialisation of its agricultural produce, Carovigno has recently discovered a vocation for tourism with the resorts of Lido di Specchiolla and Santa Sabina. The town's most important sights are its 14th-century castle, successively altered and enlarged, and its church, built in the same century, with its characteristic rose window carved from local stone.

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