Brindisi is an ancient Crusader port on the Adriatic coast of the heel of Italy in the region of Apulia. Notable sights in Brindisi include a 13th century castle built by the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II. In ancient times the city was the main naval port of the Roman Empire on the Adriatic Sea. The Appian Way ended in Brindisi at a point marked by two columns, one of which is still standing. The city declined with the collapse of the Roman Empire. Repeatedly sacked by the Saracens, it was rebuilt in the 11th century and served as a point of embarkation for the Crusades. With the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, it became a port of call for ships travelling to and from eastern Asia and during World War I Brindisi was an important naval base.
From Brindisi you can visit the ancient baroque town of Lecce.
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