A short trip to Brindisi
I always love talking about Italy. I guess there is no place, no town in the beautiful country that was once that of the brave Romans that isn’t worth visiting a moment of glittering attention. Today, I suggest taking a short trip to Brindisi, a relaxing and peaceful town under the sunny and hot Italian sun.
Brindisi is located at the heart of the region of Apulia, by the Adriatic Sea, being the capital city of the province of Brindisi. Once upon a time, it used to be an ancient port with deep Greek roots.
Today, tourism is one of the most important industries here, along with agriculture and electricity. So let’s see what we can see in town!
The imposing Romanesque Duomo, built between the 11th and 12th centuries, towers over the sleeping city at night and is one of the most important landmarks.
Restored in 1813 by Joachim Murat and turned into a fierce prison, Castello Svevo was first built in the 13th century. Later, at the beginning of the 20th century, it came to have a happier use, housing the Navy and during the Second World War, it was even the residence of Italian King Victor Emmanuel III.
Italians are big on grand architecture. In Brindisi you can find another outstanding building: the 11th century Benedictine San Benedetto Church built in the same authentic Romanesque style.
The market is a place you definitely shouldn’t miss while you are in Brindisi. You have a chance to prepare your own fresh and healthy breakfast, with fruit and vegetables and seafood.
And while we’re on that chapter, sampling the local seafood delicacies at one of the restaurants that line the promenade is also a compulsory stop. You can also employ a Brindisi car hire and drive around town from dusk till dawn.