The Brindisi tourism authorities describe their territory as: 'a land kissed by the sun, a territory generous in nature, art and history, a beautiful coast, made to measure for holidaying, whether you prefer to laze on the beach or follow new paths where you can discover caves, castles, cathedrals, rock dwellings, trulli and old manor houses'.
Province of Brindisi
We would also like to add the characteristic 'masserie' which offer stylish alternative accommodation to the many modern 'villaggio', so popular with visitors looking to park themselves near the beach during the summer.
The province was established in 1927 and is divided into two well defined areas, the hills of the north and the flat lands of the south. They make up an area of 740 square miles.
The towns of Fasano and S.Pietro Vernotico mark the northern and southern ends of the province. Fasano was established in 1088 as a small rural complex dominated by the abbey of Santo Stefano da Goffredo. It remains a medieval town of white washed walls and narrow alleys with the 16th century Piazza Ignazio Ciaia at the center.
Look out for the 'Knights Arch' and the one remaining tower from the original defensive walls. The feudal town of S.Pietro Vernotico was founded even earlier and is notable for having fended off the Turks in 1480.
The Normans did get there, however, and built the Torre Quadrata. Look out for the Cannizzi Houses which are the rural complexes, as well as the Villa Valletta built in the style of the villas lining Lake Como in far off Lombardia.
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• mostaccioli recipe • sea corals in cream sauce • leccese potato pizza • frittelli • carnival biscuits of putignano • baked lamb with peas • oricchiette pasta with cauliflower • mussels with peppers • orecchiette pasta with turnip tops • bruschetta with roasted peppers • onion calzone • stuffed aubergines • octopus pie • bean and chicory salad • cavatelli seafood pasta • pasta and red shrimps • roast pork and asparagus • how to make fresh italian pasta • mussels au gratin • orecchiette alla pugliese • bruschetta with tomato
• traditional dishes of puglia • altamura bread • salento gastronomy • olive oil production in puglia • wines of salento • fasano dishes • cherry festival • flavors of salento • salento cooking lessons • apulian liqueurs • oysters from taranto • a puglian menu • gastronomy of foggia • canestrato pugliese cheese • lampascioni onions • traditional puglia bread • learn the secrets of the italian food and wine
• the heel of italy • summer festivals near bari • province of brindisi • province of taranto • historical salento itinerary • christmas nativity in puglia • greek salento • adriatic coast of salento • faith itinerary in galatina • castles of puglia • vineyards in lecce • appian way wine route • brindisi olive oil route • gargano food tour • puglia coast itinerary • ceglie messapica • history of fasano • fasano • locorotondo • lecce • alberobello and the trulli • polignano a mare • carnival of putignano • masserie of puglia • ancient taranto • first olympic champion • mottola • martina franca • gallipoli • otranto • heel of italy • bari • jewish culture in puglia • lucera • foggia • tremiti islands • roseto valfortore • santa maria di leuca • monti dauni near gargano • visiting the gargano • monopoli
SPECIAL FEATURE: A Journey Coast to Coast in South Italy
A special first hand travel guide from Gargano in Puglia to Reggio Calabria in association with the Chambers of Commerce of Foggia, Matera, Potenza, Crotone, Cosenza and Reggio Calabria.