The most important thing about this city is the Appian Way, at the end of which stand two enormous columns, that seem to be waiting to welcome whatever or whoevercomes from the sea. Brindisi has its castle, which belongs to the military, a Romanesque church built by the Knights Templars and its Duomo (cathedral), also has a beautiful sea views, but what really makes the city special is the Appian Way.
The Archaeological Museum Provinciale F. Ribezzo, is situated in the city of Brindisi. The museum's first home was in the mid-nineteenth century church of San Juan in the tomb, opened on the initiative of Canon John Tarantini: this soon became insufficient, and it was decided by the Provincial Administration to take over the space left in the old hospital building, located next to the cathedral, and to target it to rehouse the Museum (and also the Provincial Library and the Administrator). During the work, interesting things were discovered underground. The new museum opened in 1958 and collected works, as well as the civic collection, many antiques that came about in the construction of history and countries of the Province.
The F. Milizia Archaeological Museum has a collection that includes ceramics and messapiche materials from Medieval times and the Renaissance. The museum also presents the relics of the second century BC, in particular, the furniture and the tomb. Admission is free and office hours are Monday and Thursdays from 15 to 19.30 hours and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8.30 to 13 hours.
Built during the era of Frederick II, the castle of Brindisi has had several changes in its history, due to the Swabian, Angevin, and Aragonese conquering. It was adapted to the development of weapons technology (use of artillery). Last century, it was a prison. A worthy visit.
The Museum Sottosuolo (Brindisi) is divided into four main sections: Biology, subsurface geology (mineralogy, petrography, karst), general Paleontology and human paleontology and which now includes new sections by themes (subsurface resources, groundwater Architecture and Urbanism, Art, and others.
Museo Civico Archeologico U. Granafei is an archaeological museum that collects and catalogs artifacts, objects and archaeological materials from excavations in the area. It´s located in Brindisi and there are guided tours.
The amount of things to see in Brindisi is extensive and you'll want to be well-organised if you want to explore every corner of this wonderful city.
One of the first places to visit in Brindisi is the Tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro, a visually striking and well-preserved church. Another one of the main Brindisi attractions is the Santa Maria del Casale, a Norman-style church which can be easily reached by bus.
Other famous attractions in Brindisi include the Terminali Colonne della Via Appia and the monument to Marinaio d'Italia. If you still need more stuff to do in Brindisi, a great spot to visit is the Basilica Cattedrale, which is an architectural marvel. One of the best Brindisi activities is admiring the incredible buildings; some of the other amazing architectural sights include the Chiesa di San Benedetto, Palazzo Granafei Nervegna, and the Castello Svevo.
In various tourist guides you will find more things to do in Brindisi, such as recommendations to visit the Portico dei Cavalieri Templari, Chiesa di San Paolo Eremita, or Bastione San Giacomo. How much of all this you see depends on how long you plan to stay in the city!
For those who enjoy the more relaxing things in life, you can stroll and enjoy the scenery in Lungomare Regina Margherita, take a bath in Lido Azzurro, or hop between the bars on Guna Beach.
Still not enough? On minube you can find a list of what to do in Brindisi during your stay.