An ancient land of a thousand suggestions

Hidden medieval treasures
A door to the beauties of Puglia
An all oriental flavour

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The Eastern-facing port

Let yourself be led by an MSC Mediterranean Cruise in a breathtaking landscape, discover-ing one of the oldest cradles of civilisation between maritime traditions and vast expanses of olive trees, rich in history and the most suggestive atmosphere. 

On an MSC Cruise, you can discover Brindisi and Lecce, two pearls of the Salento peninsu-la already considered by the Romans as the gateway to the East for their prosperous trade with Greece and Turkey. You can enjoy an enchanting sea with long fabulous beaches or walk along the limestone hills of the Murge, which have the appearance typical of American canyons and offer visitors unexpected contrasts. 

An MSC Excursion will stop directly among the historical sights of Brindisi, including the on-ly surviving Roman column of the two that marked the ending of the Via Appia, which used to connect the city with Rome. The abundance of medieval remains scattered along the coast has made it an open-air museum, where you can follow an itinerary marked by churches, epigraphs and monuments, testimony not only of worship but also of culture and spontaneous art.

Another MSC Excursion will accompany you in the heart of the historic centre of Lecce, sur-rounded by solid walls and accessible thanks to the four beautiful gates, of which today only three have been restored to their former glory. Porta Rudiae, Porta San Biagio and Porta Na-poli are the entrances to the "Florence of the South" characterised by the baroque style that has defined the outlines with extreme elegance. 

You will be fascinated by the traditions, tastes and oriental connotations of Salento which you will discover thanks to an MSC Excursion. These traditions are the fruit of an eternal cul-tural bridge between East and West, which has contributed to giving this land a somewhat exotic atmosphere in terms of art, architecture and in particular cuisine

Must see places in Brindisi

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    Reach the port

    Port of Brindisi

    This section contains information on how to reach the port and parking.

    Cruise Terminal:

    Brindisi Cruise Terminal - Via Regina Giovanna di Bulgaria, 23-25 - 72100 - Brindisi

    Reach the port by

    • Car

      Travelling from Bari and Taranto in the direction of Lecce or vice versa, take the "Porta Lecce" exit in the direction of the city centre, signposted "Centro". After 2 km, turn right at the sign marked "Seno di Levante", Via Spalato gate.

      Parking Information

      Address: Brindisi Cruise Terminal, Entrance via Spalato 
      Tel. +39 339 4820003
      • MSC Parking is bookable online up to 48 hours before your cruise departure. Bookings after the 48 hour deadline can be made directly with MSC Parking, and the same reduced rates will be applied when presenting your cruise travel documents
      Book your parking with MSC


      Car/Suv 8 € 85
      Mobile Home/Camper 8 € 120
    • Train

      The railway station is in the centre of town and within walking distance of the Cruise Terminal (10 mins).
    • Plane

      Brindisi-Salento Airport is served by regular flights to and from Rome, Milan, Bologna, Venice, Turin and Perugia. The airport is around 6 km from the port and it is just a 15 minute taxi ride to the Cruise Terminal at the Via Spalato gate in the inner harbour.

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    History, gastronomy and fashion
    History, gastronomy and fashion

    A cruise to Italy is an emotional roller coaster. Rome is a tremendous city quite unlike any other, and in terms of historical sights outstrips everywhere else in the country by some way.
    Liguria, the small coastal province along the north-west coast, has long been known as the “Italian Riviera” and is accordingly crowded with sun-seekers for much of the summer.
    In Veneto the main focus of interest is, of course, Venice: a unique city, and every bit as beautiful as its reputation would suggest. Tuscany in central Italy represents perhaps the most commonly perceived image of the country, with its classic rolling countryside and the art-packed towns of Florence and Pisa.

    The south proper begins with the region of Campania. Its capital, Naples, is a unique, unforgettable city, the spiritual heart of the Italian south. Puglia, the “heel” of Italy, has underrated pleasures, too, notably the landscape of its Gargano peninsula and the souk-like qualities of its capital, Bari.

    As for Sicily, the island is really a place apart, with a wide mixture of attractions ranging from some of the finest preserved Hellenistic treasures in Europe, to a couple of Italy’s most appealing Mediterranean beach resorts in Taormina and Cefalù, not to mention some gorgeous upland scenery.