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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos and immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Brindisi, a mesmerizing city in in the region of Puglia: – Brindisi is a city in the region of Apulia in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Brindisi, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. It has a long history as a port and a cultural centre, dating back to ancient times. Brindisi is also known for its natural beauty, with a Y-shaped sea inlet that allows oceangoing ships to dock, and a palm-lined seafront promenade. Brindisi has many attractions for visitors, such as the 12th-century Tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro, a circular church built by the Templars, ¹ the Museo Archeologico Provinciale Ribezzo, which displays bronze sculptures and other artifacts from the Hellenistic and Roman periods, and the Roman Column, which marks the end of the ancient Via Appia Road. Brindisi is also a gateway to the Salento peninsula, where one can find sandy beaches, olive groves, and charming towns. Brindisi is a city that combines history, culture, and nature in a unique way. It is a place where one can enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle and discover the rich heritage of Apulia.

Corso Umberto I, is a street in Brindisi which runs from Brindisi Stazion to Piazza Della Vittoria (Photos 1-2-3-4-5-6-8-13) – Piazza Cairoli is a well-known square in Brindisi, Italy. It is located in Corso Umberto and is home to the famous Fontana delle Ancore (Fountain of the Anchors). The square is often adorned with numerous stalls selling local products. Fontana delle Ancore is a famous fountain that is characterized by four large anchors from which water flows, symbolizing the compass rose. It is a popular attraction in Brindisi and is often adorned with numerous stalls selling local products and Christmas gadgets at various times of the year. (Photo 7) – Piazzetta Fornaro can be found in Via Conserva which runs fron Corso Umberto I to Corso Roma (Photos 9-10-11) – Via S. Lorenzo da Brindisi is a street in Brindisi which runs from Via Cesare Battisti to Via Carmine (Photo 12) – Piazza del Popolo can be found close to the begining of Corso Roma and Palazzo sul Corso. (Photo 14) – Corso Roma is a street in Brindisi which runs from Piazza del Popolo to V.le Aldo Moro (Photo 15) – Piazza della Vittoria is a popular square, situated in the heart of Brindisi and has a long history. It has been known by various names such as Piazza di basso, rustica, inferiore, della plebe, dei commestibili, del mercato, della Fontana de Torres, and became Piazza della Vittoria in 1919. It is a point of interest for both locals and tourists, and it’s a great place for walks and children’s games. (Photos 16-17) – Piazza Mercato is close to Via Ferrante Fornari a street in Brindisi which runs from Via Carmine to Via Santi (Photos 18-19) – Istituto Comprensivo Centro is an educational institution that provides children with a multilingual and multicultural education at nursery, primary, and secondary levels. The school is located at Via Ferrante Fornari 25. (Photo 19)

Saint Pietro of Schiavoni Archeologica Area is an archaeological area located at Via Santi Brindisi. The area was discovered during renovation works in the 1960s and comprises a section of the ancient Roman town. Notable features include a “cardo,” which is a north-south road axis typical of Roman urban plans, ruins of a domus with mosaic floors, and remnants of a Roman bath and living quarters. The archaeological area is situated beneath the Giuseppe Verdi Theater, which was designed by architect Enrico Nespega and features a bronze bas-relief by Hungarian artist Amerigo Tot. (Photo 20) – Via dei del Balzo is a street in Brindisi which runs from Largo de’ Calò to Via Duomo (Photos 21-22-23) – Tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro is an ancient church located in the historic center of Brindisi. It was built by the Knights Templar before 1128 and is named after the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. The church has a circular shape and is considered a copy of the Rotunda of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, which was considered the “navel of the world” during the Crusades. The church was restored between 1881 and 1883 and was later used as a civic museum. (Photo 26) – The Chiesa di San Paolo Eremita is a Gothic church located in Brindisi, Italy. It was built by the Franciscans and is considered the most ancient and eloquent example of Gothic architecture in the area. The church was constructed on the site of the ancient Roman Messapian arx, which was later used and modified by the Byzantines and Normans. The church and its convent were possibly completed in 1322, thanks to the generosity of Robert of Anjou. The church underwent restoration work in 1964 and was fully restored and opened to the public in October 2018. It now serves as a diocesan museum. (Photos 27-28)

Vico De’ Vavotici is a street in Brindisi which runs from Largo Guglielmo da Brindisi to Via Annibale de Leo (Photo 29) Piazza Dante is a small square located close to Vico De’ Vavotici (Photos 25-30) – Piazza Santa Teresa is a square located in Brindisi, Italy. It was initially situated in Piazza Engelberto Dionisi, along the Regina Margherita promenade. However, due to the sculptor’s disagreement with the initial location, it was relocated to its current position in 1940. The square is home to the Monumento ai Caduti d’Italia, a monument dedicated to the approximately 500 Brindisi residents who lost their lives during World War I. The monument was commissioned to the Brindisi sculptor Edgardo Simone and features an imposing winged victory figure atop, holding a smaller figure representing the homeland. Below, there are three allegorical groups. The monument was inaugurated on November 22, 1931, by King Vittorio Emanuele III. (Photos 31-32-34-35) – Via Pasquale Camassa is a street in Brindisi which runs from Via Bianchii to Piazzetta Giacomo Alberione (Photo 36) – Via Lenio Flacco is a street in Brindisi which runs from Via Thaon De Revel Paolo to Piazzetta Giacomo Alberione (Photo 37-38-39-40-54) – Piazzale Lenio Flacco can be found at the end of Via Lenio Flacco and close to the Palazzo Montenegro (Photo 41-53) – The Colonne Romane (Roman Columns) in Brindisi, Italy are a monumental landmark located Viale Regina Margherita. They are considered an emblem of Brindisi and have been since the 1300s. These columns are believed to have marked the end of the Via Appia, an ancient Roman road that connected Rome to Brindisi. One of the two columns at the Colonne Romane in Brindisi collapsed in 1528 after an earthquake. The ruins of the fallen pillar remained on the site for over a century and were moved only in 1659. That year, the pieces were gifted to the nearby city of Lecce to build a monument dedicated to Saint Orontius, who was reputed to have saved Lecce from the plague. The remaining column is situated near the port and is easily visible. (Photo 42)

Via Colonne is a street in Brindisi which runs from the remaining column to Piazza Duomo (Photos 43-44-45-46-47-51-52) – Piazza Duomo is the oldest square in Brindisi, Italy and is among the most beautiful things to see from an architectural and historical point of view. The palaces surrounding the marvelous square showcase evident signs of their medieval and Roman origins. The square is home to several notable buildings, including the Cathedral Basilica, the Archbishop’s Seminary, the De Leo Archbishop’s Library, the former hospital of Jerusalemites, and the Ribezzo Archaeological Museum. The Cathedral dates back to the 11th century and still retains a portion of the late 12th-century mosaics on its floor. It also houses a wooden choir created by local carvers at the end of the 16th century. (Photos 49-50) – Via Thaon De Revel Paolo is a street in Brindisi which runs from Via Lenio Flacco, to Via Andrea Pigonati (Photos 55-56)

Brindisi Cusine;- known for its port and its rich culinary heritage. The cuisine of Brindisi is influenced by the Mediterranean and the nearby sea, and it features a variety of dishes made with fresh fish, seafood, vegetables, fruits, cheese, and wine. Some of the local specialties that you can try in Brindisi are: – Puddica:- a type of focaccia bread made with flour, water, yeast, salt, and olive oil. The dough is rolled out thin and topped with cherry tomatoes, olives, oregano, and salt. Puddica is especially popular in Brindisi, where it’s considered a local specialty that is consumed either as a light lunch with cheese or as a tasty afternoon snack. Fiorone di Torre Canne:- a variety of large, dark green fig cultivated around the cities of Torre Canne, Savelleri, and Pozzo Faceto. They are characterized by a fleshy pulp that is red and very sweet. The harvesting period starts in May and lasts until the end of June. This luscious fruit is best eaten fresh, on its own, but it can also be spread on a slice of bread. Carciofo Brindisino:- a traditional Italian artichoke variety originating from Brindisi. It is one of the early types, suitable for harvesting long before others. However, it is very delicate and can only last for a few days after picking. Brindisino artichokes are very tender and have a sweet taste, which makes them perfect for various crudité plates. They are also the essential ingredient of many traditional Apulian recipes such as Carciofi alla Brindisina, oven-baked artichokes stuffed with bread, olives and capers. Squinzano Rosso:- an Italian appellation for red wines made from Negroamaro grapes produced in the provinces of Brindisi and Lecce. These ruby red wines will typically have herbal and fruity notes reminiscent of ripe red berries, dried flowers, and subtle almond hints. They are full-bodied, well-balanced, and may develop a spicy character with age. Squinzano wines pair well with meat-based main courses.

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Photo Gallery of Walk 1 –  Stazione, Corso Umberto I to Chiesa di San Paolo Eremita
Approximately 1.80 km – 1.12 miles

The walk sarts at Brindisi Stazione, Corso Umberto I – Corso Umberto I – Piazza Cairoli – Via Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour – Corso Umberto I – Piazzetta Fornaro – Via Conserva – Via S. Lorenzo da Brindisi – Corso Umberto I – Piazza del Popolo – Corso Roma – Piazza Vittoria – Via Ferrante Fornari – Piazza Mercato – Via Ferrante Fornari – Via Santi – Via dei del Balzo – Largo de’ Calò – Via Marco Pacuvio – Tempio di San Giovanni al Sepolcro, Via S. Giovanni al Sepolcro – Via Marco Pacuvio – Via Giovanni Tarantini – Piazza Dante – Vico De’ Vavotici – Chiesa di San Paolo Eremita, Via Annibale de Leo

Photo Gallery of Walk 2 – Vico De’ Vavotici to Via Thaon De Revel Paolo
Approximately 1.96 km – 1.22 miles

The walk starts in Vico De’ Vavotici – Piazza Dante – Via Annibale de Leo – Piazza Santa Teresa – Monumento ai Caduti d’Italia, Piazza Santa Teresa – Via Annibale de Leo – Piazza Santa Teresa – Via Pasquale Camassa – Via Lenio Flacco – Piazzale Lenio Flacco – Viale Regina Margherita – Via Colonne – Colonne Romane, Via Colonne – Piazza Duomo – Via Colonne – Viale Regina Margherita – Via Lenio Flacco – Via Thaon De Revel Paolo