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The top things to do and see in Brindisi

What to see in Brindisi isn't a hard question to answer. This ancient city in southeast Italy is full of sights and tastes for travellers to enjoy, so dive in and experience everything that it has to offer.

Brindisi has existed for over two thousand years, so no visit is complete without touring the Museo Archeologico Provinciale Ribezzo - the city's leading museum of antiquities. Here, you can find out everything you need to know about the city's Greek and Roman past, with thousands of bronzes and figurines on display. The cathedral is another of the leading Brindisi attractions, and being right at the centre of town it's hard to miss. With a striking 18th century interior and historical exhibits detailing the earlier Romanesque cathedral, it's both beautiful and fascinating.

Brindisi is full of churches, and it's also worth taking a walking tour to see as many as possible. Don't miss the Chiesa di San Benedetto and the medieval Tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro in particular. 

In Roman times, Brindisi was a key seaport at the eastern end of the Appian Way, which connected it to Rome. Nowadays, the end point of the Appian Way is marked by an ancient column, which also commands stunning views over the harbour. 

The parapets of the city's castle are also one of the best Brindisi attractions, particularly for photo opportunities. Built in 1400, the castle is on a tiny island overlooking the harbour, allowing you to capture the entire city in your lens. If you are wondering what to do with your camera, there's no better place to visit.

Brindisi is also a city of food, so why not sample some of Puglia's famous delicacies at the city's fine restaurants? The region is particularly famous for its antipasti, which incorporate the region's plentiful fresh fruit and vegetables. Try the grilled aubergine, the Burrata cheese parcels and the handmade semolina pasta for a culinary adventure.

After you have toured all of the historic sights and you are wondering what to do, the answer is easy: hit the beach! Nearby, you will find endless stretches of sand like Guna Beach, and unspoiled nature reserves with stunning coastlines.