Brindisi is a beautiful place to visit while traveling through the south of Italy. It is in the beautiful area of Puglia. The best things to do in Brindisi are spread out all over the city, so it’s also a location in its own right. Just like most towns, Brindisi can be hard to get around and plan a trip in if this is your first time going there. This is especially true if you only have a little time or just stop in the city on a longer trip through Puglia. To make things a little easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of our best places in Brindisi that you can’t miss when you go there. Enjoy your trip to Italy to the fullest.
1.) Brindisi Waterfront
Brindisi is a busy, relatively small city in a cozy bay linked to the Adriatic Sea. It has a beautiful and very old coastline. In the past, trade and fishing were the main ways that Brindisi made money. This made the harbor a busy place. And guess what? It’s still growing and beautiful to look at today… there are just a few more tourists. Whether you get there by ship or on land, walk along Viale Regina Margherita. It’s a road along the water that’s perfect for a stroll at sunset. There are a lot of restaurants, bars, and small shops all along the Promenade… and it’s absolutely beautiful. Also, many of the best things to do in Brindisi are spread out all over this old area. Colonne Romane, the Church of Saint Theresa, and the Cattedrale San Giovanni Battista are close by. If you’re hungry and want to eat, you can go to La Locanda del Porto, just a few minutes from the beach. They have great fish, and their langoustines that were just caught are so delicious.
2.) Alfonsino Castle
When you go to Brindisi, one of the best things to do is check out Castello Alfonsino di Brindisi, built in the 1600s. It was built as Brindisi’s main line of defense, and its structure and security are still pretty tall after all these years. Best of all, Alfonsino Castle is easy to get to. It is on Saint Andrea Island, just off the coast of Brindisi. But don’t worry; it’s easy to get to because it’s joined to the main island. When you get here, be sure to look around the pretty amazing castle gardens, which have historic battlements and stone towers and are well worth a look. You can climb up to some beautiful vantage places in the castle that look out over the Adriatic Sea and the surrounding area.
3.) Brindisi Archaeological Museum
Do you want to learn more about the long past of Puglia? Then, as you walk through the city’s Old Town, you should stop by the Brindisi Archaeological Museum.
Once you get here, you can look at some of the items found in the area and learn about how people lived and how the government changed over time. These relics are from the time of the Romans. They include glassware, swords, ceramics, and statues from the area. It’s a great way to learn about how people used to live in this part of Italy. Even so, if you don’t care about the area’s past, you should skip this and instead book this Brindisi boat tour that includes an aperitivo. It’s so beautiful, especially when the sun goes down. Are you hungry? Ristorante Acquapazza is the place to go for dinner. They have spaghetti with clams (spaghetti alle vongole), which is so good.