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About Brindisi

Brindisi, a small coastal city in Southern Italy, is a hidden treasure. It is home to just below 90,000 people. The city has grown in popularity since the discovery of its rare archaeological collections and history. The quiet beauty also boasts a gorgeous coast lined by sand dunes and amazing beaches such as Lido Azzurro and Guna beach.

Cheap flights to Brindisi are now available for a limited period of time, prepare to treat yourself to the incredible Italian food and some of the exquisite wine the city has to offer! The local airport that serves the area is the Brindisi Airport (BDS). Alitalia, which is the flag carrier of Italy is mainly served by this airport. The airport is just a ten minute drive or cab trip from the city. Flight duration from Johannesburg to Brindisi is approximately 17 hours.

Why visit Brindisi

brindisi beach in nature reserve

Natural Attractions

Brindisi is home to aesthetically pleasing beaches and nature parks. Be sure to bathe in the sun at Guna and Azzuro beach or visit the Parco Urbano Del Cillarese Park.

brindisi vineyard grapes

Food and Wine

Fresh vegetables, cheese, seafood, pizzas and pastas, how could you say no? This coastal city centred in the midst of a prominent wine region has incredible discoveries in store.

brindisi duomo cathedral night view

History and Museums

Popular for its well preserved and beautiful infrastructure, Brindisi is home to incredible sites for tourists to visit. These sites include the Palazzo Granafei-Nervegna museum and Duomo Cathedral.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country Italy
Currency Euro
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.073 EUR
Language Salentino
Hub Airport Brindisi Airport
Airline Alitalia
Time Zone GMT +01:00
Travel Adaptor Type C, F or L

Best time to visit Brindisi

Sightseeing and discovering Brindisi city on foot in the warm Mediterranean climate will be a pleasant and authentic experience. The months between April and November are the best months to visit the city if you want to enjoy the summer days on the white sandy beaches. Annual events such as the Feast of San Teodoro and the Procession to the beach of San Lorenzo which both take place in the first week of September will allow you the opportunity to submerge yourself in the city’s unique culture.

Weather & Climate in Brindisi

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low (°C) 6°C 6°C 8°C 10°C 14°C 18°C 20°C 20°C 18°C 14°C 10°C 8°C
High (°C) 13°C 13°C 15°C 18°C 23°C 27°C 29°C 29°C 26°C 22°C 18°C 14°C
Rainfall (mm) 65 64 70 38 31 20 14 26 49 73 79 69

Overview

Be welcomed by the white sandy beaches and blue waters of the small Italian city of Brindisi. This coastal gem offers many historic and religious tourist sites to explore such as the Roman columns of Brindisi located in the city’s port and the Duomo Cathedral.

Brindisi is also a great place to indulge in the fresh and flavourful Italian cuisine. The local passion for good food is evident especially at the annual Feast of San Teodoro. The candle lit event usually includes food stands, music and fireworks to enjoy. With the city centred in a wine region, you will also be able to enjoy the best wines served in Brindisi.

Visa & Customs

South African passport holders travelling to Brindisi need a Schengen Visa to enter Italy. Depending on your city of residence you will either have to apply in person at the Italian Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa or online with visa handling agency Copago.

Ensure that you have enough time for processing and that your passport is valid for six months after your return date. Also, make sure that you have two blank pages available for entry stamps.

Copago link: http://www.myeuropevisa.com/IT-ZA/

Italian Embassy Address: 796 George Avenue, 0083 Arcadia Pretoria, South Africa Tel: (+27) 12 423 000 Website: www.ambpretoria.esteri.it

Health & Safety

Before travel, ensure that all your routine vaccines are updated. These include your MMR vaccine, Diphtheria Tetanus Pertussis vaccine, Chickenpox and Polio vaccines and yearly Flu shot.

Brindisi is a fairly safe city. You are advised to practice normal safety precautions with your valuables and what you eat and drink.

Cost of Living

ITEM CAPE TOWN JOHANNESBURG BRINDISI
Meal inexpensive restaurant R90.00 R100.00 R165.00
Domestic Beer R22.00 R20.00 R41.00
Cappuccino (regular) R19.00 R20.00 R15.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R10.00 R12.00 R15.00
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R35.00 R35.00 R72.00
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