Brindisi, Ostuni and surroundings
The Province of Brindisi is the second smallest in Puglia after Barletta-Andria-Trani and it can be reached with a 1 ½ hour drive from Bari. From a geographical point of view, to the south it is characterized by a mostly flat landscape, typical of Salento region, while in the rest of territory there are principally woods, hills and the landscape is characterized by the typical Trulli.
The best things to see in Brindisi
Castello Aragonese (Brindisi)
You have of course visit the main city Brindisi its beautiful Aragonese Castle. Close by is the Church of Santa Maria, built in Romanesque-Gothic style with frescoes showing the Annunciation, the Crucifixion and other religious stories.
After visiting the city, a visit to the beach at Torre Santa Sabina, generally not very crowded, ensures pleasant moments of relaxation under the warm sun of Puglia. If you prefer leaving the city, about half an hour from Brindisi is the beautiful beach of Lido Specchiolla in Carovigno. You can also visit the Castello Dentice di Frasso built by the Normans and which has preserved halls decorated with tapestries and hunting trophies and also an area formerly used as a prison.
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Ostuni is known as the "white city" for its buildings painted with lime, creating a wonderful light effect during the summer months. The medieval town is very characteristic and enjoys a picturesque location on the hill. Well known and appreciated in the Province of Brindisi, Ostuni is known for its beautiful beaches. Among these, we suggest the beach Lido Morelli or, for those who love a more "wild" environment, we recommend the Torre Pozzelle beach.
In this area, visitors will find many masserie, extensive traditional farmhouses, which once included livestock holding areas, areas for crop processing and the farmers’ living area. Not to be missed is the Masseria Brancati at Ostuni which includes storage areas for the olives, stables, living quarters, a small church with a rococo-style stone altar, an oil press and a warehouse.
Zoo Safari and Archaeological Park Egnazia in Fasano
Another very beautiful place worth visiting is Fasano, where you can visit the famous Zoo Safari and the Archaeological Park Egnazia, of great historical interest.
This Zoo Safari Zoo Safari is located about 2 km from Fasano, at the foot of the forest. Through its 9 km of internal roads you can enjoy the tranquility of nature and you can admire numerous animal species.
Egnatia is an archaeological park of great historical interest, up from the ruins of the ancient city of Puglia Gnazia.The oldest finds in the park date back to the Bronze Age (XV-XII BC).
Cisternino (Valle d'Itria)
Considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, Cisternino is at the heart of the Itria Valley, known for the presence of characteristic trulli.The town is located 314 m. sea level, about 50 km from Brindisi.
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