31 Facts About Brindisi


City of Brindisi was the provisional government seat of the Kingdom of Italy from September 1943 to February 1944.

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Brindisi is situated on a natural harbour, that penetrates deeply into the Adriatic coast of Apulia.

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The entire municipality is part of the Brindisi Plain, characterised by high agricultural uses of its land.

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Territory of Brindisi is characterised by a wide flat area from which emerge sub deposits of limestone and sand of marine origin, which in turn have a deeper level clay of the Pleistocene era, and an even later Mesozoic carbonate composed of limestone and soils.

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Snow is rare in Brindisi but occurred during the January 2017 cold spell which brought snow and ice to much of southern Italy.

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Brindisi was originally a Messapian settlement predating the Roman expansion.

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Later Brindisi was conquered by Ostrogoths, and reconquered by the Byzantine Empire in the 6th century AD.

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Emblem of the city of Brindisi relates to certain unique characteristics of the ancient city of Brindisi, some of them still visible today.

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Brindisi has been the subject of extensive emigration during the 20th century, as well as all cities in the South.

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Since the 1960s, when the large petrochemical companies were joined by mechanical, naval, and aviation corporations, Brindisi was able to create employment opportunities for technicians and workers.

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Brindisi remains the first step towards western Europe for displaced people from the Balkans.

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Brindisi dialect is a variant of Salentino and, although there are minor differences between the various municipalities, the root remains unchanged.

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Brindisi contains an Eastern Orthodox Church parish, St Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Rite.

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The rite of the Greek presence in Brindisi has long been established since the rule of the Byzantine Empire with a strong spread of the Basilian monks.

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Significant in Brindisi is the cult of Tarantismo that combines pagan and Christian tradition.

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University of Salento Brindisi has social sciences, politics and geography faculty with courses in Sociology, Social Services and Political Science.

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Music and theater in Brindisi have never featured significantly in the cultural life of the city.

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Radio station, CiccioRiccioBrindisi, is heard throughout Apulia, Basilicata, parts of Molise, Campania and Calabria.

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Brindisi is home to the television stations Teleradio Agricoltura Informazione and Puglia TV, which began broadcasts in January 1988 in Brindisi.

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Brindisi's cuisine is simple with basic ingredients used, starting with flour or unrefined barley, which is less expensive than wheat.

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Brindisi cheeses are mostly from sheep, due to the significant ranching of sheep and goats.

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Frequent, in the Brindisi kitchen, is the use of green or white tomatoes: mainly used for tomato sauce but they are consumed in olive oil, after a process of natural drying.

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Industry in Brindisi is mainly identified with the chemical and aerospace industry.

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Brindisi is a leader in the production of electricity in Italy.

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Central EniPower Brindisi is a combined cycle power plant EniPower, once completed, with an installed capacity of 1, 170 megawatts, will be the most powerful among those of the Eni Company.

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Port of Brindisi has always been at the center of trade with Greece.

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Brindisi is home to Papola-Casale Airport located 6 kilometres outside the city's center.

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The airport of Brindisi has daily connections with major Italian and European cities.

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Public Transport Company of Brindisi provides public transport in the city, and is the link with the other municipalities in the province.

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Brindisi is a major ferry port, with routes to Greece and elsewhere.

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Main basketball team in the city and in the wider region of Apulia is New Basket Brindisi, which has played for basketball championships in the top of A1 championships in League 2.

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