Brindisi Cruises

Lecce, the 'Florence of the South'
Ostuni, the ‘White Town’ by the Sea

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Start planning your cruise and book your excursions from Brindisi

The Italian port town of Brindisi, an MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination, boasts a characterful ancient centre, home to a vast array of treasures.

Sites such as the 11th-century Duomo and Alfonsino Castle are architectural jewels just waiting to be discovered. The perfect starting point for visiting other destinations, namely Lecce, Ostuni, and Alberobello, Brindisi delivers culture, colour and Italian romance along its palm-fringed streets and seafront promenade.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:

• Lecce, the 'Florence of the South'

• Ostuni, the ‘White Town’ by the Sea

• Alberobello 

Discover beautiful Lecce, not far from Brindisi, on an MSC Cruises excursion. Affectionately named 'the Florence of the South', the town is known for its amazing feats of Baroque architecture. Take in the vibrant Piazza St. Oronzo, the ancient Roman Amphitheatre, the richly decorated Church of the Holy Cross, and the ornate Celestine Convent. Explore Lecce's labyrinth of charming streets before learning about papier-mâché, a local art.

Take an MSC Cruises excursion to the enchanting whitewashed town of Ostuni, a short distance from Brindisi. Its picturesque medieval centre overlooks an endless expanse of olive trees in the glorious Itria Valley. Discover brilliant white houses along winding pebbled paths and the 15th-century Ostuni Cathedral with its Gothic style architecture. Then, partake in a delicious olive oil tasting session in a traditional mill before a relaxing drive back to the port. 

Enrich your travel experience with an MSC Cruises excursion to charming Alberobello. Forming the famous 'heel' of Italy's boot, the town is resplendent with hundreds of iconic stone houses.  Known as 'trulli', these historical dwellings are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the streets to see their conical roofs, whitewashed walls, pretty pot plants, and trailing vines. Visit the trullo church of Sant Antonio and discover the fascinating history behind Alberobello’s magical architecture. Learn about the curious symbols painted on the roofs before returning to port through the countryside.

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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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