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Museum in Brindisi

Museo Archeologico Provinciale Ribezzo

This superb museum covers several floors with well-documented exhibits (in English), including some 3000 bronze sculptures and fragments in Hellenistic Greek style. There are also terracotta figurines from the 7th c…
Monument in Brindisi

Roman Column

The gleaming white column above a sweeping set of sun-whitened stairs leading to the waterfront promenade marks the terminus of the Roman Via Appia at Brindisi. Originally there were two columns, but one was present…
Puglian in Brindisi

Il Giardino

Established more than 40 years ago in a restored 15th-century palazzo, sophisticated Il Giardino serves refined seafood and meat dishes in a delightful garden setting. You won't be disappointed with the pizza, but t…
Church in Brindisi

Tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro

This 12th-century church, a brown bulk of Norman stone conforming to the circular plan the Templars so loved, is a wonderfully evocative structure, austere and bare. You'll see vestigial medieval frescoes on the wal…
Trattoria in Brindisi

Trattoria Pantagruele

Named after the Rabelaisian giant Pantagruel, this charming trattoria three blocks from the waterfront serves up excellent fish and grilled meats. Expect fresh anchovies in season, and lovely homemade pasta in all s…
Museum in Brindisi

Palazzo Granafei-Nervegna

A 16th-century Renaissance-style palace named for the two different families who owned it. The building is of interest because it houses the huge ornate capital that used to sit atop one of the Roman columns that ma…
Ruins in Brindisi

Porta dei Cavalieri Templari

After the Romans, the next big event to hit Brindisi was the Crusades during the 12th and 13th centuries. The Porta dei Cavalieri Templari, an exotic-looking portico with pointy arches, is thought to be all that rem…
Cathedral in Brindisi

Cathedral

This 12th-century cathedral was substantially remodelled after an earthquake in 1743. You can see how the original Romanesque structure may have looked by studying the nearby Porta dei Cavalieri Templari, a fanciful…