Brindisi has been an important commercial centre and episcopal seat since antiquity.
The Cathedral of Brindisi is the city’s most significant monument, the original core of which dates back to the 12th century.
The town boasts two castles: the Castello Forte a mare, also known as Castello Rosso or Castello Alfonsino and the Castello di Terra known as Castello Svevo. Other must-sees in the city are the Church of San Giovanni al Sepolcro and Palazzo Nervegna.
It is possible to combine the guided tour of Brindisi, for a full day’s service, with a visit to the site of Santa Maria del Casale, which stands near the Brindisi airport.
A building dating back to the late 13th century, declared a National Monument in 1875. An unusual façade with two-coloured cladding The site is important because in 1310 it was the scene of a famous trial that marked the end of the Templar Order. The interior is frescoed with a grandiose Last Judgement.
Brindisi Traditional Dishes: Brindisi is a seaside town and therefore offers great fresh fish and seafood dishes, but is famous the artichoke of Brindisi. This artichoke variety is available from November to April, it can be eaten raw or cooked.