Hidden behind the main church, a beautiful 16th century palace blends into the whitewashed walls of the town. It is La Sommità (lit. The Summit), perched high above the historic centre of Ostuni. Behind the Catalan-style portal, a veritable oasis is unveiled. The harmony of white and cream tones, natural stone, and minimalist decor invite you to disconnect and recharge. Take the time to read under the shade of an alcove or at the edge of the little pool, get lost staring across the roofs of the city and the groves of olive trees stretching to the Adriatic, before savouring a refined and reinvented Puglian cuisine.
At the top of the hill, beyond the cathedral, almost without being heard, hidden in the ancient walls of a mansion of the sixteenth century, a small luxury hotel offers an exclusive welcome. Relais La Sommità, it’s the name. It is a beautiful building, which was a castle in 1200, then transformed along centuries into a noble house. Located in the heart of the charming old town of Ostuni, the White City, with its 15 rooms, the Belvedere and the breathtaking views, the Spanish Garden, the silence broken by the cooing of birds only and the sound of the cathedral bells that mark the lazy pass of hours, make this house an ideal place for an exclusive break.