Off the beaten path

A place to be enchanted - Oria is a small town in the province of Brindisi, with less than 15,000 inhabitants, and to me it is simply beautiful, like a well-kept jewel.
Address Oria
  • Its history is marked by Messapian settlements, Jewish scholars and doctors who established a cultural community and heritage here. It is situated on a hill, with the majestic castle built between 1225 and 1233 by order of Emperor Frederick II at the top.
  • The narrow streets of the old town are decorated with flowers and lemon trees. Beautiful palaces, the cathedral Santa Maria Assunta in Cielo in a panoramic position, churches and small churches, alleys, squares, fountains, everything to explore and photograph, what can I say, I am in love with it.
  • For lunch I recommend the Osteria Luce, in the same place since 1898!
  • Leaving from the houses of Alchimia, you can get there in about an hour, there are two possibilities: passing Cisternino, Ceglie Messapica and Francavilla Fontana or taking the highway to Brindisi, then Latiano and finally Oria.
  • PS: the castle – a national monument, but privately owned – cannot be visited inside; in recent years it has been under confiscation for illegal building, what a shame!
The Puglia Traveller

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