Brindisi at a Glance
Known as the 'Gateway to the East' since ancient times, explore the beautiful harbour and rich cultural sights on your holiday to the charming city of Brindisi.
You'll Love Brindisi if...
- The family want a beach holiday for summer 2013.
- You want to enjoy a Mediterranean break.
- You're part of a group of friends looking for destination full of culture.
Perfect Family Holidays in Brindisi
Brindisi is situated on Italy's southern coast, which has made it a popular port town for centuries. Today it is a busy ferry and fishing town, but is packed with history and a warm Mediterranean atmosphere, for you to discover and explore on your holiday.
- With miles of sandy beaches Brindisi is perfect for those seeking a beach holiday. There are numerous beaches which are easily accessed, and have water sport activities on offer such as sailing and windsurfing.
- The local and surrounding areas have some parts that are protected. These include the Regional National Park and the Regional Nature Reserve Forest Cerano. It is the Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve that you should visit, an undeveloped beach that goes on for miles.
- The city is home to a number of good restaurants, serving very good Italian cuisine. They reflect the best of the culinary tradition from the region of Puglia. Fish, caught daily by the local fisherman is the main element to what is on offer. Enjoy oysters, sea bass and sword fish, with a glass of the local wine.
- Brindisi has an interesting and varied nightlife scene. The centre of the city, the Corso Garibaldi is where you will find a number of good bars. Make sure you take part in the nightly passeggiata, when the locals stroll the streets and meet friends before enjoying a late dinner.
Top Attractions in Brindisi
- Brindisi's cathedral, known as the Duomo, dates back to the 12th-century. Most of the cathedral was rebuilt during the 18th-century after an earthquake, which can be seen from its baroque design. Visit outside of the daily mass times to view the precious original mosaic floor.
- The Castello Aragonese, also known as the Sea Fortress, was built on an island in the harbour in 1491. It was built as a defence against sea attacks on the city, and is a must see for this interested in the city's history.
- For a day out that both adults and kids will enjoy, take a short drive to the north of Brindisi to the Fasano wildlife park. It is the largest in Italy, and is home to tigers, lions and elephants, to name a few. Visitors are allowed to drive along the marked trails to see these beautiful creatures close-up.
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