I love work as tourist guide in Brindisi, it’s a really beautiful city, amazing, and rich in art. Unfortunately the most important monument seems to be hidden, in my opinion if you do not have the guide you will not see anything. Brindisi has always been a city of passage where you do not stop. In recent years Brindisi has improved a lot, the Municipality has started to focus on tourism with the hope of being able to retain in the city the many groups that come to embark for Greece, and in part it is succeeding. The city also enjoys an excellent modern and functional airport. Too bad it is not possible to visit the two castles still used today as military bases.
The guide service requires half a day, contact Mr. Giampaolo +39 333 2637942
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The half-day visit of Brindisi can be combined with the visit of Monopoli, Polignano a Mare, Ostuni, Egnazia – Fasano, Ostuni, Taranto, Oria, Grottaglie, Lecce.
Half day itinerary
Brindisi is a city full of interesting monuments that cover a time span of more than two millennia, from Roman times to fascism and beyond.
The city of the rest can boast of having been, even if for a brief moment and in circumstances far from happy, Capital of Italy.
The visit starts from Stazione Marittima. We admire the monument to the sailor to a head of the west breast and on the other side stands the famous column that once marked the end of the Via Appia, the most important road of the Roman Empire.
We reach the Cathedral that we visit quickly, it is not in fact the most beautiful church of Brindisi, which is instead the Monastery of San Benedetto, formerly located outside the walls and today away from the historic center. Meanwhile, we pause to observe the so-called Loggia Balsamo, one of the very few examples of medieval civil architecture that has come down to us.
Quickly we reach the Museum of the Capitello, which will certainly surprise the visitor, as well as even more surprising will be the visit to the archaeological area of San Pietro ai Schiavoni. Entering the historical center we reach the small church of San Giovanni al Sepolcro, without a doubt the most evocative monument of the city.
We are now out of town to discover another delight: the church of Santa Maria del Casale and its wonderful frescoes. If you have enough time, you can visit the Sailor Monument.
Opening of the main monuments and fees
Attention in February 2020 the Municipality of Brindisi approved a regulation that introduces the payment of tickets for access to city monuments.
At the moment we are unable to say when such a ticket will become operational, nor how much you will pay, let alone exactly which monuments will be involved
Museo del Capitello
Opening hours: open from 10.00am to 1.00pm and from 5.00pm to 8.00pm, closed on Mondays
Price: free entry
Archaeological area of San Pietro degli SchiavoniAddress: under the Verdi Theater
Opening hours: Morning from Monday to Saturday 8.30am - 1.30pm
Price: Free entry
Monument to the SailorOpening hours: Open Tuesday to Saturday winter from 9.00 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 16.30 summer from 9.00 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 20.00
Museo Provinciale F. Ribezzo
Price: full € 5.00, reduced € 3.00
Tempio di San Giovanni al SepolcroOpening hours: open from 9.00 to 13.00 and from 17.00 to 21.00 Closed on Monday
Price: Adults: € 3.00 (you can buy a cumulative ticket with the Monument to the Sailor at a cost of € 5.00) Children 11/18 years: € 1.00 Children up to 10 years: free Groups of at least 25 people € 2.00
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Casale
Price: Free entry
(Italiano) Cattedrale di Brindisi
Price: (Italiano) interesso libero
(Italiano) Monumetno al Marinanio d'ItaliaAddress: Via Ammiraglio Millo, 2
Opening hours: Open from Friday to Tuesday from 8.00 to 16.00
Price: Adults: € 3.00 (you can buy a cumulative ticket with San Giovanni al Sepolcro for € 5.00) Children 11/18 years: € 1.00 Children up to 10 years: free Groups of at least 25 people € 2.00
Loading and unloading point near the Maritime Station.
It is better to use those of the Museo del Capitello