Brindisi is a town of under 90,000 people in Italy's Apulia region, at half an hour by car from Lecce. Served by its own airport that receives flights not only from bigger Italian cities but also northern Europe, Brindisi is one of those lesser known towns that is easy to reach and can turn out to be unexpectedly interesting. What's more, if you are planning on taking a ferry to Greece or Albania, this is your point of embarkation.
Although Brindisi may not really be on most tourist itineraries to the country or even the region, you will actually find plenty of interesting sights here to make a visit worth your while. The intimate Piazza Duomo with the Cathedral is quite pretty, while the round Piazza Cairoli and Church of San Giovanni al Sepolcro you pass by on the way there are also worth a look. The real lead actor however, is the old town with its narrow streets in general, rather than any one specific attraction.
Make your way around to the Corso Garibaldi (a long road leading from the train station to the harbor), and near the end you will find the Colonne Romana. After this stroll down and walk along the beautiful palm-tree lined harbor, find a restaurant to sit down for a pizza or a pasta or better yet a dish featuring some fresh seafood, look around and see that you're surrounded by locals, and I'm sure you will agree that a visit to Brindisi was worth your while. [Review by travelindicator]
- Brindisi is a city in Italy's region of Puglia. It has a population of 88,667, is situated at an altitude of 56ft and the best airport to fly into is BDS (Papola Casale, Brindisi)
- The main spoken language here is Italian, and the average English skill is low
- Note Brindisi is not a good point of entry for trips to Italy as it is not well internationally connected. Instead try entering through for instance Rome, Genoa, Milan or Turin
- The currency used in Italy is the Euro (EUR)
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I came across a number of good articles and blogs on Brindisi. Wild about Travel wrote a piece on the city that I thought was helpful, and The Aussie Nomad will make you hungry by just looking at his photos. Meanwhile Cheryl Howard gives you 13 reasons to visit.
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