Ostuni living. Puglia style.
Set out over 2 floors and a generous 101m² (not including its 3 rooftop terraces), Apartment q|40 is a self contained 5 room, including 2 bedrooms, old town apartment finished in contemporary style, located 150m from the main Piazza della Libertà. It can sleep up to 6 people, though it is best enjoyed as a 1 or 2 bedroom apartment.
Bright and airy, with traditional high vaulted ceilings the apartment has 3 balconies and 3 terraces with panoramic views of Ostuni’s old town, dominated by the Cattedrale Santa Maria Assunta, and across the olive groves to the Adriatic Sea.
Apartment q|40 is a casa indipendente, with its own private entrance on the ground floor directly from via Cesare Battisti. The apartment is split level. The living room, reading room and kitchen are located on the first floor. The main bedroom is on the upper level with direct access to the main and upper terraces.
The apartment has Wi-Fi (with download speeds of up to 140mbps), air conditioning and heating. All windows are fitted with mosquito screens.
The main bedroom has a queen-size bed, a television, an Alexa Echo Dot, air conditioning and central heating. It has an en-suite shower room with a WC and wash hand basin. The private terraces are accessed from the bedroom, with seating areas and sun beds.
For the comfort of guests, Apartment q|40 is a NO SMOKING apartment. Smoking is however permitted in the outside areas (the balconies and terraces). Please use the ashtrays provided.
The apartment has air conditioning. We ask that you use responsibly given Italy’s energy efficiency proposals. The air conditioning will not work effectively if windows are left open.
The apartment measures 101 m2, which excludes the terrace spaces.
The living room is a bright and airy space with vaulted ceilings. It is decorated with local ceramics made by Grottaglie’s artisan potters, and locally made luminarie lights, a Puglia tradition. There is a sofa bed, a dining table, internet enabled television, and another Alexa Echo Dot for music streaming.
The living room has a balcony that looks over the street below with views up to the old town and the cattedrale. There is ample room to sit on the balcony and enjoy a morning coffee.
Double doors lead from the living room to the kitchen, and to the reading room.
The reading room also doubles as a second bedroom. It has a sofa bed that sleeps 2 and an en-suite toilet with WC, bidet and wash hand basin. The room also has direct access from the entrance stairway and a balcony over the street below, looking onward toward the Adriatic Sea. The balcony has room for a seat. Here you can read the morning paper and listen to Ostuni life pass you by.
At the other end of the living room is a fully equipped kitchen with electric hob and oven, a fridge and a freezer. The kitchen is a bright and airy space with a vaulted ceiling and a 3rd balcony with room for a couple of chairs, and a view out to the Adriatic Sea.
Enjoy a fresh coffee from the Bialetti espresso machine from hand made espresso cups made by Grottaglie’s artisan potters.
The kitchen has direct access from the entrance stairway and access to the main bedroom on the upper level of the apartment.
The main bedroom has an en-suite shower room with a WC and wash hand basin. The room has direct access to the panoramic terraces that are split over two levels.
The main terrace has outside seating. A separate bistrot table and chairs sits at the opposite end where you can watch Ostuni life pass you by on the street below. The terrace has a small succulent garden and is dotted with prickly pear cacti that are typical of the Puglia region.
The aperitivo terrace has two sun loungers and a dining table. Here you can watch the sun rise over the Adriatic Sea, enjoy the sun during the day, or relax of an evening and watch the sun set behind the Fasano hillside.
On street free parking is available directly outside the apartment, and in the nearby streets. This is on a first come first serve basis. Wherever you are in Ostuni (and indeed in any town or city in Puglia) finding a free parking space can be challenging. These towns were built for carts and horses.
We suggest that when you first arrive you use one of the nearby pay public car parking areas located at Parco Rimembranze (500m walk from Apartment q|40) and Parcheggio Ostuni “Al Giardino” (450m). Both are shown on the plan below (the Parco is the park area with the blue outline and Al Giardino is the solid blue rectangle). Apartment q|40 is shown by a red dot and the arrows.
We are happy to show you around the nearby parking once you have checked in.
Blue areas shown on the map are the pay parking spots. The green areas are free public on street parking spaces available on a first come first serve basis.
These are for the pay parking around the park. Payment is only for part of the day. You need the car registration (licence) number to input so a tip is to keep a photo of it on your phone if you hire a car. The Al Giardino car park operates on a similar basis. The rates specified are from 2021.
The on-street free car parking areas are shown in green on the map reproduced above. Whether any are free depends on the time of the day, the day of the week and the time of year. However we usually always find one either along Via Giordano Bruno or Via Ludovico Pepe or opposite the Paragon 700 hotel. Our last resort is around Piazzale Domenico Colucci, the small green square shown on the map reproduced above.
Via Giordano Bruno
Via Ludovico Pepe
Piazzale Domenico Colucci
Piazzale Domenico Colucci
Low Season : 1 January – 30 April / 1 October – 31 December
Middle Season : May – June
High Season : July & September
August : 1 August - 31 August
A selection of products from the ceramics we use in Apartment q|40 to our olive oil can be purchased directly.
The ceramics used in Apartment q|40 are hand made by artisan potters in Grottaglie.
q|40 olive oil
Our extra virgin organic olive oil comes from the centuries-old olive trees in the olive grove of a small producer in Carovigno. The olives are harvested by hand, using traditional methods, and cold-pressed.
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