From piazza Libertà the walk can continue towards the oldest part of the town, climbing up via Cattedrale. The first stop on the walk is the Church of San Vito Martire (called the Nuns’ Church). The church was built between 1750 and 1752 and is one of the best examples of Puglian rococo style. The interior is made up of a single nave with five altars, precious church decorations and a bellows organ constructed in 1764. After a careful restoration the church became the Civic Museum of the ‘Preclassical Civilisations of the Southern Murgia’ where you can see the plaster cast of the burial, which bears witness to the unique archeological find of the skeleton of the Woman of Ostuni dated aat 28,200-27,568 years BC, a woman of about 20 years of age who was heavily pregnant with the fetus. The museum also houses material which goes back to the middle ages and the 19th century, the decorations of two messapian tombs, remains from the Neolithic and Paleolithic ages and other finds from the Archeological Park of San Agnano which date back to the 16th century AD.
OPENING HOURS (1 July-15 September) : Everyday 10:00-12:00 / 16:30-22:00