From peace of mind to sunshine and rest
Brindisi, an authentic Italian port town, is situated ‘in the heal of the boot’. Once upon a time, pilgrims travelled via Brindisi to the Holy Land. However, the search for peace of mind has changed into a longing for sunshine and rest.
Due to its strategic location, Brindisi has always played an important logistic role. In Roman times the colonies were supplied with people and materials from the port. In later times the crusaders followed and these days it is mainly about tourists travelling on to the Greek island of Corfu. The United Nations Logistic Base (UNLB) has its home base here. From Brindisi, peace operations all over the world are logistically supported.
Brindisi was located at the end of the Via Appia, one of the most important old Roman roads. An impressive pillar reminds of this fact. Of course a strategically important city had to be defended as well, which has resulted in the beautiful military heritage of Castello Alfonsino and Castello Svevo. In the historical centre you will also find a cathedral and two churches from the 11th century: Chiesa del Christo and San Giovanni al Sepolcro.
Brindisi has a typical Mediterranean climate: in summer the daily temperature rises to 30oC, and in winter it hardly ever gets colder than 12oC. It is always pleasant to stay here, so travel down into the boot, sit down at one of the many terraces and enjoy the relaxed Mediterranean rhythm of life…