The docking area for cruise liners is close to the historic town center. Just a few minutes walk.
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Originally a Greek settlement before the Roman Empire, Brindisi today is a city rich with historical treasures and stunning harbor views. Popular attractions include Castello Grande, the Aragonese Castle, gothic-romanesque churches, and classic Italian piazzas.
Brindisi Express, a tourist train operates on selected dates.
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Brindisi has many beautiful sandy beaches which can be easily reached. The water is a pleasant temperature and is ideal for windsurfing and sailing. There are also plenty of nearby attractions such as the plateau of Le Murge, the Salentine Peninsula and the mountains, forests, and beaches of the Gargano Promontory.
Inland from the port are some lovely Puglian towns including Lecce, famous for its mainly Baroque center featuring ornate churches and palazzo built from the local Lecce stone. The town of Maglie offers the huge Palazzo Tamborino with its massive and lovely garden. The small town of Ostuni, northwest of Brindisi, shares the diocese with Brindisi and is famous for its white hilltop buildings and churches. In the village of Alberobello are the unique and archaic Trullo houses which have been designated a UNESCO site.
Most shops and businesses in Italy open from Monday to Saturday from around 8am until 1pm, and from about 4pm until 7pm, though many shops close on Saturday afternoons and Monday mornings, and in the south, the day can begin and end an hour later. In the north, some businesses work to a 9am-5pm day to facilitate international dealings. Traditionally, everything except bars and restaurants closes on Sunday, though most towns have a pasticceria open in the mornings, while in large cities and tourist areas, Sunday opening is becoming more common.
January 1 (New Year's Day)
January 6 (Epiphany)
Pasquetta (Easter Monday)
April 25 (Liberation Day)
May 1 (Labour Day)
August 15 ( Ferragosto ; Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
November 1 ( Ognissanti ; All Souls Day)
December 8 ( Immaccolata ; Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary)
December 25 ( Natale ; Christmas)
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