The house is located in the old town of Ostuni “La Terra”, few steps away from the Piazzetta della Cattedrale (Cathedral square), on the highest hilltop offering a magnificent view of the Ostuni plain filled with wonder thanks to the centennial and millennial olive trees all the way down to the seaside, which can be reached in few minutes by car.
A detached house, on many floors, (active Wi-Fi connection) restored and connected to the methane municipal heating. It has a living area, a kitchen, a bathroom with shower, two bedrooms and four terraces on four different floors all overlooking the sea.
One of the bedrooms, with a queen-size bed, opens onto a small terrace where there’s the entrance to another wide terrace. The other en-suite bedroom, on the lowest floor, is entirely carved into the rock enveloping the double bed, offering a welcoming, unique and ancestral sensation.
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With three independent entrances, one of those can be reached by car for load/unload purposes at specified times. The one on the highest floor allows direct access to the two higher terraces overlooking the sea horizon.
The door, painted with different shades of blue, is an icon in Ostuni and one of the most photographed together with the sea showing just over the surrounding white wall forming a poetic layering of colours in fact, it is often used in commercials.
To get to the house with the Blue Door in Ostuni there is an ApeCar service (mini cab) allowing to stop right in front of the house, a thing that cannot be underestimated. The house is in fact placed in an area accessible by car only by residents.
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3 independent entrances
Bathroom with shower
Double room with terrace
Bed sheets and towels
OSTUNI THE WHITE CITY
One of the most beautiful towns of southern Italy, Ostuni is also known as the “Città Bianca (White city)” thanks to its whitewash painted houses. Considered as one of the most genuine and fascinating examples of the Mediterranean architecture, Ostuni unveils an historic old town, called by the locals “la terra”, formed by a suggestive, charming and poetic tangle of narrow roads, palazzi with their staircases, arches, churches and marvellous views.
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Ostuni means charm as well as history and a walk in its streets proves it: The Obelisk of Sant’ Oronzo (1771), the Church of the Spirito Santo (Church of the Holy ghost, 1637), the Palazzo Municipale (Town Hall 1304), the Church of San Francesco (Saint Francis church, 1615), the Church of San Vito Martire (1750), the Cathedral (1469), the Church of San Giacomo in Compostela (1423), the Archway of Palazzo Jurleo (1750), the Archway of Palazzo Calamo (1769) and the Church of San Pietro (1659).
“La Terra” is the old town of Ostuni, the historical part, protected by walls giving the impression of a cone sitting within the hills. It’s the medieval part, the oldest and the most fascinating, formed by narrow streets, houses and palaces suddenly opening onto enchanting glimpses of small shops, ateliers, restaurants, cocktail bars, gelaterie (ice cream shops).
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It has a beautiful façade in Gothic-Romanesque style with a rose window that is the largest in Italy. The work, started in the middle of the SEC. XV, ended in the first decades of the next century. Access to the church is given by three portals with spinner arches, on which three rosettes open.
Church of the Annunziata
of medieval plant, it was rebuilt by the Franciscans in the eighteenth century. Once called Santa Maria della Carnara, the Church of the Annunziata, it has a basilica structure similar to that of the cathedral. Also important is a painting depicting the deposition, the work of Veronese.
Sanctuary of Sant'Oronzo
Oronzo is the patron of Ostuni. To him is dedicated also a Sanctuary on Mount Morone, on top of the hills road, built towards mid XVII century by integrating a karstic cave with a pre-existing fresco of the Virgin Lady.
Bishop's Palace and the Loggia
In the square, on both sides of the Cathedral, there are the Bishop’s Palace and the Seminary Palace, joined by an elegant arched loggia (1759) on whose ridge a winged cupid is placed (originally there were two). In the Bishop’s Palace there are the remnants of the castle built in 1148 and demolished in 1559.
Church of San Francesco
The Church of San Francesco is part of the ancient monastic complex of the Franciscan Fathers and was built for the first time in 1304. In the second half of the eighteenth century the Franciscan Fathers renewed the church and again in the nineteenth century the façade was retouched to be harmonized with the transformation that underwent the adjoining convent, now the town hall.
Masserie (tipical farms)
The first examples of Masseria date back to the time of Greek colonization between the 8th and 6th centuries B.C. The territory of Ostuni preserves still more than 200 farms some of which, very old, of private property, can be visited with the permission of the owners.
Hypogeal Oil Mills
The hypogeal oil mills represent the origins of the olive oil production in the area. They were usually built in caves allowing a constant temperature of 26-28 degrees and therefore giving a high quality olive oil.
Recognized by UNESCO, the Trulli are stone constructions typical of the Apulian tradition. They have a cone-shaped roof and end with a point or a sphere called a pinnacle, made of a worked stone, of different shapes. They are a wonderful example of dry construction that is particularly concentrated in Alberobello, but present throughout the area. The walls of the Trulli are thick and manage to offer a cool environment in the summer season and an isolated environment in the winter.
The sea of Ostuni has received from 1994 to 2017 the Blue flag and the five sails of Legambiente to indicate the cleanliness of sea water that bathes the coasts of this municipality. The entire coast of Ostuni, also called Marina di Ostuni, extends for about 20 km and includes seaside resorts and campsites such as Lido Morelli (Long Beach with coastal dunes), Torre Pozzella (small beaches inserted in the cliff), Torre Guaceto (WWF Nature Reserve formed by a series of coves with Fine beach).
How to reach the seaside
Reaching the seaside and swimming in the beautiful and clean beaches of the Parco Regionale delle Dune Costiere is easy using the public transport and the rental bicycles. For some time now an STP shuttle service connects Ostuni with the coastal area. From Torre San Leonardo all the different beaches of the park can be reached by bicycle. The shuttle + bicycle formula is a reliable, with a low environmental impact and most of all a cheap way to reach the seaside of the natural protected area.
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THE BLUE DOOR HOUSE
An unforgettable holiday in the "white city", between history, art, nature, food and sea