Brindisi is an Italian city, located in the 'heel' of the country in the region of Apulia. It is the capital of the province of Brindisi and has about 100,000 inhabitants. Although it is an ancient city, nowadays it also functions as a major port with connections to the southeastern part of Europe.
Brindisi has a typical Mediterranena climate with warm summers and mild but wetter winters. Temperatures during summer (June to September) are around 30 degrees Celsius, and around 20 at night. Winters last from December to February and average around 14 degrees during the day and around 8 degrees at night. This is when most of the rain falls, though summers can see some heavy rain showers now and then.
Occasionally, temperatures drop to around zero at night in winter while hot summer days up to 40 degrees are not unheard of.
|Carpe Diem -B&B and Ostello della Gioventu||Via Nicola Brandi # 2 - 72100||HOSTEL||-|
|Villa Barone||S.S.16 San Vito dei Normanni - Brindisi , San Vito San Vito dei Normanni||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Villaggio Nemo||Riccardo Moretti n 03||Hotel||75|
|Hotel Barsotti||Via Cavour 1||Hotel||79|
|La Terrazza del Quadrifoglio||Via Brindisi 120||Hostel||-|
|Albatres Palace Hotel||Via Mesagne, 147 San Vito dei Normanni||Hotel||-|
|Bed and Breakfast Mare Nostrum||Via Armengol, 47||Guesthouse||-|
|Villa Ottilia||Via Latiano 1,2km de Oria Oria||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Masseria Montenapoleone||Via delle Croci 8 Pezze di Greco||Guesthouse||-|
|B&B Federico II||Via Federico II di Svevia 27||GUESTHOUSE||-|
Almost all towns and cities in Italy have internet cafes. A growing number of budget hostels and nicer hotels have free Wifi. By law all public-access internet points must keep records of web sites viewed by customers, and even the customer's ID: expect to be refused access if you don't provide identification. Hotels providing Internet access are not required to record IDs if the connection is provided in the guest's room, although if the connection is offered in the main public hall then IDs are required. Publicly available wireless access without user identification is illegal, so open Wi-Fi hotspots (like the ones you might expect to find in a mall or cafée) all have some form of (generally one-time) registration.
See also: International Telephone Calls
The main networks are TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile, part of Telecom Italia, formerly state controlled), Vodafone, Wind, and 3 (only UMTS cellphones). Best advice is to buy a prepaid SIM card (from € 10 upwards) and a cheap mobile phone (€ 19 upwards) to put it in (if you don't have a cellphone already that you can use). It will be much more practical. All land line numbers start with 0. Mobile numbers start with 3. Numbers starting with 89 are high-fee services. In case of emergency call the appropriate number from the list below. Such calls are usually free and calls to 112, 113 (police), 115 (fire), 118 (health) can be made from payphones for free without the need of inserting coins. 112 (standard emergency number in GSM specification) can be dialed in any case for free from any mobile phone.
Post Italiane is the national postal services of Italy and has quite an efficient network of postal offices and reliable postal services. Standard letters and postcards (up to 20 grams) cost €0.39 to send within Europe and the Mediterranean countries outside Europe and €0.41 to all other destinations throughout the country. Up to 50 grams, prices start at €0.52 for Europe, €0.62 for other areas. Packages start at €1.55 within Europe, and around €2.50 for other countries. Post office business hours in Italy are from 8:30am to 2:00pm from Monday to Friday, with closing times at Saturday and the last day of the month at 12 noon. In general, larger post offices in bigger cities and in tourist areas keep longer hours than those in local towns. Also note that business hours in the south might be different than the north, with longer hours at night, especially in summer! If you want to send packages you might try faster and more reliable/efficient private courier companies like TNT, UPS or DHL.
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