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Brindisi
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Seaside fun, ancient history and beautiful old churches are the big draws of this picturesque city on the Adriatic coast in southeast Italy.

The coastal city of Brindisi has a history that stretches back more than 2,000 years. Although there are hardly any reminders of its time as a Roman port, medieval monuments and centuries-old buildings survive to this day. Journey back into the city's past and take advantage of its seaside setting on sunny days.

Get acquainted with Brindisi’s history by exploring its ancient sites. See the Roman column that marked the end of the Appian Way, the long, strategically important road that connected Brindisi to Rome.

Tour the 15th-century Aragonese Castle and the 13th-century Swabian Castle. This medieval structure overlooks the port and was used as a naval base during the 20th century's two world wars. Visit the cathedral, which houses the remains of the patron saints of Brindisi. Among the other beautiful church buildings in the city are the 11th-century Church of San Benedetto and the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, which dates back to the 17th century.

Uncover more history at the Provinciale Ribezzo Archeological Museum. Explore rooms containing prehistoric and Roman excavation finds, such as statues, vases and coins.

On the city's seafront, find the gardens of Vittorio Emanuele Square which is home to the 19th-century Dolphin's Fountain. Enjoy a fantastic view of the waterfront from the top of the Monument to Italian Sailors. Climb up the oval staircase to the roof of the 177-feet (54-meter) rudder-shaped structure. It was erected as a memorial to the fallen sailors of World War I. At the base of the monument is a chapel and the bell from the battleship Benedetto Brin. This vessel sank in Brindisi's port in 1915 after an onboard explosion.

With its coastal location, Brindisi is close to gorgeous beaches. Drive along the Adriatic coastline and stop by any of its sandy expanses and rocky coves.

Many visitors choose to fly into Brindisi’s airport. From there, it's a short car or bus ride to the city’s historical and scenic charms.

Where to stay in Brindisi

Hotel Orientale
Hotel Orientale
4 out of 5
C.so Garibaldi, 40, Brindisi, BR
The price is £80 per night from 9 Jul to 9 Jul
Located in Brindisi Histotic Center, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Piazza della Vittoria and Port of Brindisi. Lungomare Regina Margherita and Teatro ...
4.4/5Excellent! (216 reviews)
"Very good location. In general good and clean hotel. Room was clean and comfortable. Definitely recommended. Just breakfast can be improved as it was the same every morning."

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2020

Hotel Orientale
Agriturismo Tenuta Mazzetta
Agriturismo Tenuta Mazzetta
Contrada Mazzetta Snc, Mesagne, Brindisi
Situated near the airport, this country house is within 6 miles (10 km) of Crypt of San Biagio, Alceste Castle and Castle Dentice di Frasso. Church of Santa ...
4.2/5Very Good! (38 reviews)
"This was our second stay at this property. First time when we visited Tenuta Mazzetta we were taken by the tranquility of this place - amazing pool, beautiful gardens, very friendly and welcoming staff and this rustic farmy feel. This year we were positively surprised how much care the staff puts ..."

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2019

Agriturismo Tenuta Mazzetta
Masseria Baroni Nuovi
Masseria Baroni Nuovi
SP44 Acquaro, Km 4.5, Mesagne-San Vito Scalo, Brindisi, BR
The price is £97 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Situated near the airport, this agritourism property is within 9 miles (15 km) of Crypt of San Biagio, Port of Brindisi and Punta Penna. Punta Penna and Riserva ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (61 reviews)
Great Masseria
"Very comfortable, lovely breakfast, exceptional service on part of all staff. Perfect accessibility to Brindisi airport"

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2019

Masseria Baroni Nuovi
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Apartment Nuvola Rione Cappuccini
Apartment Nuvola Rione Cappuccini
Brindisi, Puglia
The price is £67 per night from 17 Jul to 17 Jul
Situated in Brindisi, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Tancredi Fountain and Port of Brindisi. Parco Comunale Cesare Braico and Parco Antonio ...
Apartment Nuvola Rione Cappuccini
Bed&breakfast Mare Nostrum Brindisi
Bed&breakfast Mare Nostrum Brindisi
Via Armengol 47, Bed and Breakfast Mare Nostrum, Brindisi, Puglia
The price is £70 per night from 24 Jun to 24 Jun
Located in Brindisi Histotic Center, this condo is within a 5-minute walk of Church of San Giovanni al Sepolcro and Port of Brindisi. Chiesa di San Benedetto ...
Bed&breakfast Mare Nostrum Brindisi
Villa Hoara
Villa Hoara
Situated by the ocean, this holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Punta Penna and Punta Penna. Torre Testa and Riserva Natural Torre Guacceto are also within ...
2.5/5 (2 reviews)
Lots of trash, dirty property. Ants all over the house. No internet. Cheap hostel for price of Villa
"The main plus - property is right on the beach. However, the beach is covered with trash. Upon arrival: cigarette butts, empty cigarette packs, styrofoam, and trash were all over the property - garden and yard. Outdoor facilities in sad shape - dirty oven, shower. Broken brooms, buckets, boxes, toys ..."

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2019

Villa Hoara
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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