The suitcase of the Indies, The Southern Venice, Filia Solis, The Gate of the East: so many definitions for Brindisi. It is an ancient city that grew up in the most eastern port of Italy that determined its destinies, shaped the history and urban image. Brindisi is famous in the world for many events: in the waters the epic clash between Caesar and Pompey, here Antonio and Ottaviano dispersed the ROMAN EMPIRE, tradition wants as the last VIRGIL’S HOME, has many palaces and majestic mansions of the Knights Templar, the richness of its sacred art heritage to the authentic essence of the city that FREDERICK II of Sweden called it “Filia Solis”, exalting the Mediterranean sunlight of this extraordinary city.
Brindisi lies deep down on the heel of Italy, the Salento Peninsula, in southern Italy’s Puglia region. The city overlooks the Adriatic sea
- By car: Motorway A14 Bologna-Pescara-Bari OR Motorway A1 Roma-Napoli and motorway A16 Napoli-Bari: exit “Bari nord” and travel south-east on the SS 16 from Bari to Brindisi.
- Airports: Brindisi is easily accessible from the airports of Brindisi “Casale” and Bari “Palese” (1hours by train to get in Brindisi). You can take shuttle bus from Brindisi to go in the old city or Lecce. www.aeroportidipuglia.it
- Trains: there are FS trains from all Italian cities and abroad Italy for Brindisi. The trains stop at the station, 2 minutes by foots from old city. www.trenitalia.it