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Located in the heel of Italy's boot, Brindisi is a charming port town whose slow pace of life and proximity to the Adriatic Sea make it a superb place to relax and unwind. Local highlights include the palm-lined Corso Garibaldi that links the port to the train station and the seafront promenade. As well as soaking up the sun while in Brindisi, you can explore Roman relics and marvel at Gothic and baroque churches and cathedrals. Meanwhile, you can spend your euro on the array of local wines, cheeses, olives, confectionery and other produce on offer. To book cheap flights to Brindisi, or to other Italian cities, simply use our search tool.
Temperatures, tourist numbers and prices peak during the summer months in Brindisi, so for cooler, cheaper and less crowded breaks, it can pay off to book during the shoulder seasons in late spring and early autumn.
Direct flights from the UK to Brindisi Airport take less than three hours. Upon arrival at the hub, which is located seven kilometres from the centre, you can take a 15-minute bus journey into town. Taxis are also available, and if you'd prefer, you can hire a car.
Indeed, having your own vehicle to get around Brindisi is a real bonus. As well as enabling you to explore the town itself, driving a vehicle makes it easier you to explore the surrounding rural and seaside areas.
There's no shortage of attractions in the town, and the Roman Column is one of the most distinctive. This white structure sits above a set of sun-whitened steps leading to the waterfront promenade and it marks the imperial Via Appia terminus at Brindisi. The Museo Archeologico Provinciale Ribezzo is also well worth a look. This museum contains a plethora of exhibits, including 3,000 bronze sculptures and fragments in Hellenistic Greek style and terracotta figurines dating from the seventh century.
The pointy arches of the Porta dei Cavalieri Templari are another of Brindisi's wonders. This entrance is all that remains of the Knights Templar's main church and it is located in the small historic quarter.