Brindisi's port has been redeveloped, creating new docks and new room ashore to be used for freight and passengers. It serves destinations across Turkey and Greece, as well as destinations in the Adriatic.
The port offers limited facilities; however, the city of Brindisi has plenty of shops, eateries, and banks. Several ferry companies sail out of the port to various Adriatic destinations.
The town has a few interesting sights that will make your waiting hours for the departure of the next ferry more pleasant. Check out the Roman columns and the several churches. Or maybe two of its ‘famous’ former residents (Al Bano and Romina Power) may entertain you with some music.
The old reason to visit Brindisi might have been just to pass through but Brindisi, despite what travel books may say is a fascinating town with a beautiful harbour which majestically sweeps around the town.
There are many historical memories like Frederick's Swabian castle or the Araganese castle at the harbour entrance,or the column at the end of the Appian way or the place where Virgil passed away,or the well where crusaders watered their horses, or the unique Romanesque church of Maria Casale, not to mention the historic town centre with its cathedral, museums etc.
Apart from this Brindisi is girted by interesting towns like San Vito de Normanni and Carovigno with their own rich history. All around and nearby are attractive olive groves, vineyards and transparent ,aquamarine stretches of sea.
The town of Brindisi boasts several interesting attractions that are worth a visit, especially if you have time before catching a ferry.
Things to see in Brindisi
A cathedral of Romanesque origin which was rebuilt in 1746 after the earthquake of the 1741.
The Norman Temple
The Norman temple of San Giovanni al Sepolcro was built at the end of XI century over a pre-existing Christian building.
The Church of S. Paolo
The church of S. Paolo founded in 1322 has a Gothic structure. Inside there are fresco remains from the Angevin school.
The Swabian Castle
The Swabian castle was built by Frederick II in 1227. It is square-shaped with towers at its angles and an external wall set off by round towers added by Ferdinand of Aragon. Today it is the centre of the Naval Command.
The Alfonsino Castle
The castello Alfonsino which dates back to 1445. It is also known as Castel Rosso and it contains a small internal pier.
Port of Brindisi Ferries Services
Brindisi, Puglia, Italy Ferry
Crossings from Brindisi to Cephalonia are operated by Maritime My Way Ferries.
SNAV Aliscafi provides services from Brindisi to Paxi and Corfu in Greece. Fragline, Blue Star Ferries and Hellenic Mediterranean Lines also operate crossings to Corfu.
Numerous ferry companies connect Brindisi with Igoumenitsa (Greece). The Greek island of Zante can be reached with Hellenic Mediterranean Lines. Both Adriatica di Navigazione and Hellenic Mediterranean Lines run sailings to Patras.