Brindisi, on the heel of the boot of Italy, has an ancient history, with the first city walls built between 400 and 300 BC. So much for walls, it's been conquered by the Normans, the Slavs, Spaniards, Bourbons, crusaders, Turks and others and was heavily bombed in both WWI and WWII. It was briefly the capital of Italy. We stayed in town to walk to some of the sights, the dolphin fountain, some excavated Roman ruins, the Roman column marking the end of the Appian Way, and the church in Duomo plaza. It's Sunday and most of the shops are closed, but we occupied ourselves with lunch at a seaside outdoor cafe and gelato at a place with free Internet. What more could one ask for?

 

 

 

 

 

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