The Italian region of Apulia offers a wealth of cultural treasures and idyllic, azure blue bathing coves. Brindisi is part of the beautiful Salento region – the "heel" of the Italian boot.

Together with the provinces of Lecce and Taranto, its outstanding scenery and the antique relics have made it a popular destination for tourists in recent years. The city was highly prized, even back in Roman times.

Its well-sheltered natural harbours were the most important ports on the southern Adriatic at the time of the Roman Empire, and served as the gateway to the Orient. Even today, well-preserved buildings and monuments from this golden age can be found in the city, such as the Church of S. Giovanni al Sepolcro, with its beautifully ornate Roman columns.

Visitors can enjoy peace and quite in Brindisi, as well as enchanting sandy beaches outside the city. The Adriatic is perfect for enjoying a day out in the crystal-clear water. Those who prefer to be more active are sure to enjoy cycling and hiking in the Mediterranean maquis around Brindisi, in amongst the green olive trees. Evenings provide the perfect opportunity to recover with cool drinks and the fabulous traditional cuisine of Apulia.

All kinds of seafood, as well as fresh local cheese specialities, are accompanied by delicious baked goods such as focaccia and tarali. In the old town bars, visitors can enjoy sitting back and enjoying the "dolce far niente", with pleasant temperatures all year round – a true break from home!

City Facts

  • Location

    Southern Italian harbour city in Apulia and capital of the province of the same name.

  • Population

    approx. 89,200

  • Size

    approx. 328 km²

  • Public transport

    Bus line N (Navetta Centro Storico) takes passengers comfortably into the city centre.

  • Climate

    Mediterranean climate – hot, dry summers and (usually) mild winters.

  • Best time to visit

    Spring and autumn are normally best for travelling. Summer is very sunny but also hot.

  • Good to know

    Brindisi is also an important ferry port with crossings to Greece, Turkey and Albania.

  • Nice to know

    Brindisi is one of the destinations described in Jules Verne's novel, Around the World in 80 Days.Brindisi is one of the destinations described in Jules Verne's novel, Around the World in 80 Days.

  • Airport

    Brindisi, approx. 3 km north of the city.

  • Bus

    Connection to the city centre. The bus stop is in front of the terminal; departure every 30 minutes; journey time to the city centre approx. 30 minutes.

  • Taxi

    Taxis can be hired in front of the arrival terminal. Make sure that the driver starts the metre or agrees to a specific price. Journey time to the city centre approx. 15 minutes.