Cheap Flights To Brindisi
Located on Italy's eastern coast, the port of Brindisi is cosmopolitan, relaxed and drenched in Mediterranean sunshine for the bulk of the year. It's no slouch in terms of attractions either. If you're into Greek or Roman history it's a great place to head. The city's origins lie thousands of years in the past, and museums like the Museo Archeologico display thousands of artefacts in fine style. The medieval and Renaissance eras also swept over the city, leaving an elegant legacy in sights like the Palazzo Granafei-Nervegna and the Norman church of San Giovanni, which sent thousands of soldiers off to the Crusades. These days, Brindisi blends historical appeal with an array of modern enticements. There's its palm-lined boulevards, plenty of nearby beaches and massive events like the Negroamaro Wine Festival. But don't feel restricted to the city itself. Use it as a base to explore magical Puglia, with its beehive-like trulli houses, festivals like the carnival at Putignano and its famous città bianche (white towns), which wow tourists with their astonishing architecture and dramatic settings.
Things To Do
Whether you are planning to remain in the city or to hire a car and explore Puglia, Brindisi won't leave any visitors bored thanks to its fine food and wine, great beaches, colourful festivals and an endless range of historical attractions.
- Heaven for history lovers
History is everywhere in this corner of Puglia, and it makes sense to join a guided tour to avoid missing anything during your stay. Must-see sights include the medieval Tempio di San Giovanni, the Baroque cathedral and the Archaeological Museum.
- A wonderful beach destination
If all you want to do is cruise the Italian coast, you're headed to the right place. Set aside some time to visit gorgeous locations like Polignano a Mare, a medieval village by the sea, see the flamingos at Sentiero Airone or grab some Puglian cuisine after perfecting your tan at Trani.
Puglia produces some of Italy's finest food and wine, so plan ahead to make the most of the region's riches. Sample some creamy burrata cheese, crusty bread served with fave e cicoria (a Puglian vegetarian pate) and some of the finest seafood at the city's osterias and trattorias.
Calendar Of Events
Puglia's calendar is packed with events, and Brindisi is one of the province's focal points. Expect to find plenty going on, including:
The Negroamaro Food and Wine Festival: Held in June, Negroamaro is one of Italy's biggest wine events. If you want to find out why people prize Puglian Primitivo so highly, there's no better time to do so.
Sagra della Frisa e del Pesce Fritto: Hosted by the seaside town of Gallipolli in August, this festival is heaven for seafood fans and offers the chance to sample local delicacies like raw sea urchin that you won't find anywhere else.
La Notte di San Giovanni: Every June, this spellbinding music festival turns the little town of Ostuni into a fairy tale setting for fabulous jazz, folk and classical music performances.