Piazza della Liberta (Freedom Square), Ostuni

Piazza della Liberta (Freedom Square), Ostuni (must see)

Freedom Square stands as the bustling heart of Ostuni, Italy, offering both locals and visitors a vibrant and lively gathering place. Dominating the square's landscape is a majestic 20-meter tall column dating back to the 18th century, graced by a statue of Saint Oronzo, the town's revered patron saint.

This central square provides a delightful blend of historical and culinary experiences. Here, you'll encounter the Palace Municipale, that now serves as the town hall. Freedom Square is also a gastronomic haven. It is home to a plethora of traditional restaurants, quaint cafes, and the occasional gelateria, inviting you to indulge in the delectable flavors of Apulian cuisine.

While dining in the square, it's worth noting that, like many central squares in Italian cities and tourist destinations, the restaurants here often have slightly higher prices than those tucked away on quieter streets. This can manifest in the form of the "coperto," a fixed service charge that can sometimes perplex first-time visitors to Italy. Nevertheless, savoring an authentic Italian meal in this enchanting setting is an experience to remember.

Throughout your visit to Ostuni, you'll naturally find yourself passing through Freedom Square multiple times. However, consider making a deliberate stop in the early evening. This is when both locals and tourists converge on the square for their passeggiata, a leisurely stroll, and to partake in aperitivos or delightful dinners. The square truly comes alive during this time, offering a glimpse into the vibrant and convivial atmosphere that characterizes Ostuni's evenings.

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Piazza della Liberta (Freedom Square) on Map

Sight Name: Piazza della Liberta (Freedom Square)
Sight Location: Ostuni, Italy (See walking tours in Ostuni)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Ostuni, Italy

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Ostuni Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 Km or 0.4 Miles