At the end of the Appian Way, where the road meets the sea, lies the ancient Roman town of Brindisi, capital of the Brindisi Province. The province, located on the coast of Italy’s ‘heel’, was made famous as the transport centre for reaching Greece, Albania or further afield, before the advent of cheap flights. The Brindisi Province contains over 80 km of Adriatic coastline, large plains and parts of the Murge Mountains.
The Brindisi coast is a mix of sandy beaches and rocky coves, stretching for over 80km. There are many miles of sand on which to place your beach towel, and you can access the beach very easily, no matter where your self catering villa or apartment in Brindisi is located. There are also a number of good surfing spots along the coast, as well as a huge sailing centre in the town of Brindisi itself.
Wine tasting holidays and gastronomic tours of Brindisi are also hugely popular. The famous vineyards of Brindisi produce some fantastic wines, perfect for washing down the artichokes, figs and almonds that grow in the area, and have influenced local cuisine to a huge degree.
The whole area is awash with Roman ruins and monuments, including the Roman columns which run along the Apian Way, to the Roman baths in Salento. There are a huge number of fascinating sites to visit from a self catering villa in Brindisi, details, maps and itineraries for which are available from the Brindisi tourist information offices located throughout the main towns of the province. If you hire a car in Brindisi, there are some excellent routes you can take through the countryside, taking in some spectacular sites.
Ostuni is one of the most beautiful towns in southern Italy, with its unique whitewashed appearance providing a brilliant contrast to the rich blue of the sky and the lush green of the surrounding hills. Located just behind the coast, a self catering Brindisi villa in Ostuni is an excellent option for a relaxing Brindisi family holiday.
Cisternino, who’s charming medieval buildings stand high on a hill above a vineyard lined plain, has been voted in the top 15 towns in the whole of Italy. The town is filled with excellent restaurants, cafes and eateries, which attract food and wine connoisseurs from many miles to test the string flavoured Puglian cuisine.
Although the beaches of Brindisi are most popular in July and August when average temperatures are over 30°C, temperatures average over 20°C from late April right through until the end of October. Even in winter, an apartment in Brindisi can act as the perfect rural getaway, as temperatures average around 15°C in January.
Ryanair have made reaching a self catering Brindisi villa or apartment remarkably easy with their service betweenLondonStansted (STN) and Brindisi Airport (BDS), located near the provincial capital. Flights to Brindisi take roughly 4 hours from the UK, and there are plenty of opportunities to hire a car in Brindisi upon your arrival.