Brindisi has always been used as a gateway to the rest of Puglia and
beyond. First, the Greeks and then the Romans who put it at the end of
the famous Appian Way to Rome recognised it as an important harbour
and city. For the modern traveller, there is much to admire and enjoy
in this attractive, busy seaport. The city is alive with history, from
the original Roman column marking the end of the Appian Way to the
Cathedral of John the Baptist standing since 1143. The Archeological
museum and the Tempio di San Giovanni al Selpocro and many other sites
make Brindisi a must for the lover of culture and the past.
In the Present, Brindisi boasts many wonderful restaurants that excel at seafood (of course) but also at creating cuisine incorporating the very best of Puglian fresh produce. There are several shopping arcades and precincts to tempt the fashion or souvenir hunter too. All this in a buzzy, friendly atmosphere that makes the visitor feel immediately welcome.
Transfer from Bari airport approx. 1 hour 30 mins.