In the heel of Italy, you`ll find the city of Brindisi, off the coast of the Adriatic Sea. The city might not be as famous as Bari, which is an hours drive from here, but it`s another port where you can experience Italy and make your way to Greece by ferry making it possible to discover two countries on the same trip.
I spent a couple of days exploring the city and took this photo during an afternoon walking the streets. In Italy shops are closed between 1 pm and 5 pm, so it was quiet at Corso Umberto I, but a few locals were doing some grocery shopping or having a chat out on the street.
I was in the company of Daniel Nahabedian, a freelance travel & culture photographer, who was kind enough to help me edit this photo in Lightroom.
I landed in Brindisi from Turkey, via Greece in January this year and l instantly loved the town. I didn’t have any expectations as to what it would be like, so it really charmed me.
However, as it was January and l’d arrived from warm sunny Turkey… l went on the hunt for some thermal underlays…. Guess What.. l only found one shop in the main street that sold them, but as you say.. the shops close for siesta ( even in winter LOL).. and for €18, l wasn’t going to wait around until the shop opened….cos for one thing.. l had no idea if €18 was a bargain or a rip off !!
So l left…….
As l was doing a house-sitting job in Puglia l had time to search… although it was ‘bloody cold’ as the Ozzie’s would say!. And would you believe l bought a fantastic thermal for €2.. brand new… at the local Cisternino market.
So getting back to Brindisi – l loved the town and can thoroughly recommend it.. but just don’t expect to buy a coffee ( …..or anything).. between siesta time!!
Cos you can’t mess with an Italian and their Mama’s cooking ! 🙂
LOL, true, they do have their own way. It`s the Mediterranean pace, nice and slow 😉 And they do like their cooking! Thanks for stopping by.
It’s interesting to see how even a country so thoroughly touristed as Italy can still have relatively unknown places that are just as adorable as some of the famous places. It’s not like it’s a good idea to miss the Coliseum or whatever, but at least you can get away from the crowds without too much trouble.
Thanks! I`ve noticed that tourists don`t always come all the way to the foot of Italy, even though there`s so much to see around here. But on the other hand it does provide for a less touristy experience 🙂
This is a beautiful photo of Brandisi. One area of Italy I’ve yet to visit, but would really love to see in person. Adding it to my future list. Thanks 🙂
oops. Meant to type Brindisi 🙂
No worries. It is definitely a great place to explore the Puglia area some more.Thanks for stopping by!
Love this picture! Looks beautiful.
Thank you 🙂