Discover Brindisi through an itinerary that guides you from the sea to the sky!
The starting point is the “Giardinetti” surrounded by a green lawn that hosts the Monument to Virgil with its symbols of peace, love and hope.
Opposite the “Giardinetti, there is the ferry stop (familiarly known as motor-boat). Now go on board it and admire the historic centre of Brindisi from a different perspective: water. The port of Brindisi extends for almost five million square feet; it is a natural port shaped like a deer’s head after which the name of the city Brundisium (in Latin, deer’s head). India Mail’s ships set sail from the port of Brindisi, making a stop between London and Mumbai. Brindisi was that safe port in the Mediterranean that all navigators were looking for.
The landing is near the old Fishing Village where, walking down the quay, you could look at a spectacular staircase underneath on the top of which there is a cavity with the statue of the Ave Maris Stella.
Along the quay, you can reach up to the Monument to the Italian Sailor. It is the best observation point on the city. Once at the top of the large helm, you can enjoy the breath-taking view of Brindisi seen from above. On the way down, you can admire the images that show the stages of the implementation of the monument. If you have children with you, next to the Monument to the Sailor, you can find a playground where they can have fun.
Come back near the old Fishing Village and take the ferry that carry you again to the historic centre of Brindisi.
Along the seafront, you can notice the Roman Columns and the Virgil Staircase, symbol of the city and also trace of the importance of Brindisi in Roman times. The pleasure of walking along the dock of the port can be delighted by an ice cream, a good glass of wine or an aperitif in one of the coffee bars on the seafront.