BRINDISI – pt 3

IMG_0684IMG_0685The Portico of the Knights Templar is a lovely example of 14th century architecture.  IMG_0683The Piazza Duomo in Brindisi is home to two of the city’s most prized attractions: the Duomo, or Cathedral, and the Archaeological Provincial Museum Ribezzo.  The museum exhibits artifacts from prehistoric to late Roman times, and is fascinating.  IMG_0892IMG_0893IMG_0894IMG_0897IMG_0909IMG_0911Nearby, in Piazza Matteotti, it is also possible to see some ruins.  IMG_0917IMG_0916Underneath the modern Theater set off of the square, there are ruins that are open to visitors – free of charge.  The theater was built on top of these beautiful reminders of past times.  IMG_0928IMG_0920There are panels against the wall, as one walks around the space, explaining what it is that you are seeing.  I found this to be a most interesting site, and as you can see by the photos – I was the only one there.IMG_0938IMG_0965In the lobby of the Palazzo della Citta, or the City Hall, is the top of an ancient column, that I found to be particularly beautiful.  There is also another small area of ruins in a room off of the lobby, which it is possible to visit.IMG_0967IMG_0972IMG_0977IMG_0987IMG_0992IMG_0993For me, one of the pleasures of Brindisi, like most other cities in Italia, is simply walking it’s streets.  I love to wander, and roam aimlessly.  I am never bored when doing this, as I always seem to find something that catches my eye, or interest.  IMG_0994IMG_0999IMG_1002IMG_1010IMG_1011IMG_1022IMG_1025IMG_1030IMG_1048IMG_1052IMG_1053IMG_1056IMG_1057IMG_1063IMG_1064IMG_1067IMG_1068IMG_1069IMG_1083IMG_1084IMG_1091IMG_1096It’s always fun to discover one of the old gates into the city.IMG_1098IMG_1100IMG_1106IMG_1111IMG_1110IMG_1112IMG_1113IMG_1118IMG_1141IMG_1144

 

Next up: the beautiful city of Lecce

 

Note: this blog is written in English, and Spanish, and the author takes no responsibility for the quality of any translations which may appear.  If you have enjoyed this post, please feel free to visit our archives for more posts from bella Puglia, as well as additional Italian destinations.  Grazie!

 

 

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