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Brindisi Airport Mini Guide

Jul 4, 2008
Brindisi Casale Airport is situated 3km to the north of Brindisi Centre. The airport offers a good range of passenger services and facilities including cafés, bars, an ATM and a small gift shop. Brindisi Casale Airport is served by a number of airlines including budget airline Ryanair, Volare Airlines and Air Dolomiti.

Things To See/Do in Brindisi:

Brindisi's popularity as a short break destination may be attributed to the extension of low fares routes by budget airlines such as Ryanair.

The historic city of Brindisi is situated in the Puglia region of Italy and is the capital of the province of Brindisi. The port city is probably most famous for its ferry services to Greece, but dig a little deeper and you'll find there's more to Brindisi than its harbour. Unbeknownst to most, the city boasts a fascinating cultural and historical heritage that is a joy to explore. Places worth visiting include Corso Garibaldi, where it's always possible to come across a curiosity or two. One of the easiest ways to while away a sunny evening in Brindisi is to take a stroll from the oriental confines of the old town to the picturesque port.

For an understanding of local history, a visit to the local archaeological museum is essential. It's here you'll find a permanent collection of bronze Greek statues rescued from the sea. The city's historical quarter also offers some other fascinating sites. The 11th century cathedral on Piazza Duomo is definitely worth a look, as is the town's impressive Castello Svevo. A short hire car drive will take you to the beautiful 700-year-old Chiesa di Santa Maria del Casale. Brindisi is an excellent base from which to explore the charms of Italy's Puglia region. For an especially scenic drive, be sure to take a tour of the Tratturio regio and the Alta Murgia. Here you'll encounter beautiful rolling vineyards and pastel-coloured patchwork landscapes.

If visiting in May, it's well worth catching the Corpus Domini festival, which involves the local bishop blessing the sea on a gleaming white stallion. Celebrations in the city continue all day long, with fireworks and lightshows bringing proceedings to a close at dusk.

Eating Out/Nightlife/Accommodation in Brindisi:

It would be a shame to travel all the way to the port of Brindisi without sampling its local catch. Some dishes worth sampling include stuffed calamari, prawns, scampi and sea bass. If you're not convinced by the watery offerings, you'll find the restaurants of Brindisi offer a good range of local classics and pasta dishes which should appeal to most tastes. Orecchiette (stuffed pasta parcels), fettuccine and maccheroni all make for tasty alternatives. Dining out in Brindisi is always a treat, whatever your budget and palate. Generally speaking, a meal out with wine will never cost more than a few euros per person. Cheap low budget choices include hearty baked pasta dishes, pizza and light lunchtime snacks including panini and crostini.

Brindisi has a laid-back, easy-going nightlife, which centres on the town's cafés and bars in the Corso Garibaldi district. An evening stroll is the cheapest and most relaxing way to while away a few hours in the evening.

Accommodation in Brindisi offers something to please every budget and taste. Hotels on the upper-end of the price-line include the four-star Majestic Hotel Brindisi, situated close to the railway station and port and Minerva Hotel Brindisi, situated close to the suburbs of the city. Those travelling on a tight holiday budget may however prefer the simple but comfortable surroundings of the Carpe Diem Ostello della Gioventu hostel.
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