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

Grande Albergo Internazionale
Grande Albergo Internazionale
4 out of 5
Lungomare Regina Margherita, Brindisi, BR, 72100
The price is $99 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Brindisi. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4/5 Very Good! (276 reviews)
"Just gorgeous! Shopping,dining, and the premises, perfect. Staff was friendly, accommodating,professional,couldn't ask for better service"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

Grande Albergo Internazionale
Agriturismo Tenuta Mazzetta
Agriturismo Tenuta Mazzetta
Contrada Mazzetta Snc, Mesagne, Brindisi, 72100
Stay at this business-friendly country house in Brindisi. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (39 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 Sep 29, 2019

Agriturismo Tenuta Mazzetta
Hotel Orientale
Hotel Orientale
4 out of 5
C.so Garibaldi, 40, Brindisi, BR, 72100
The price is $130 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 4
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Brindisi. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (239 reviews)
Good stay
"All was good. Highly recommended"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Hotel Orientale
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2760 BARBARHOUSE - Villetta Adriatica
2760 BARBARHOUSE - Villetta Adriatica
Brindisi, Puglia
The price is $94 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this vacation home in Brindisi. Enjoy onsite parking, a TV, and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Parco Comunale Cesare Braico and Court of Brindisi are ...
2760 BARBARHOUSE - Villetta Adriatica
[ApuliaLux] Marietta Luxury House - Historic Center
[ApuliaLux] Marietta Luxury House - Historic Center
Brindisi, Puglia
The price is $146 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 4
Stay at this property in Brindisi. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a Smart TV. Popular attractions Loggia di Palazzo Balsamo and Cathedral of Brindisi are ...
[ApuliaLux] Marietta Luxury House - Historic Center
Monnalisa Suite Casavacanza Brindisi
Monnalisa Suite Casavacanza Brindisi
Brindisi, Puglia
Stay at this vacation home in Brindisi. Enjoy free WiFi, a Smart TV, and a kitchen. Popular attractions Piazza della Vittoria and Teatro Verdi are located nearby. ...
Monnalisa Suite Casavacanza Brindisi
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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