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History wowza!

What a strange place to find this survivor of Brindisi's buoyant past... wonderful view out to sea... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Paul S
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London, United Kingdom
Historic place and nice views

Big columns at the end of the Via Apia, one of the most important routes of the Roman empire. In... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
DavidGons
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Barcelona, Spain
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Via Colonne | Porto di Brindisi, Brindisi, Italy
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

At the top of the monumental stairway are a column and the remains of a second (now erected in Lecce) which mark the beginning or the end (depending on the direction of your journey) of the Via Appia which leads from Brindisi to Rome. At...More

4  Thank Bob B
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

As Brindisi is a small quiet town, basically walking, if weather allows, is best way to see places around. After strolling, the best way to take a pause is to see the Colonne Terminali della Via Appia the well-known column that marks the end of...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2018

What a strange place to find this survivor of Brindisi's buoyant past... wonderful view out to sea from here too... Don't miss it if you are here.... the end of Via Appia ... history ... Romans .... culture

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Big columns at the end of the Via Apia, one of the most important routes of the Roman empire. In the same square there is the house where lived and died the Eneide's writer. Great views of the harbour.

Thank DavidGons
Reviewed 29 August 2018

I knew that via Appia terminated in Brindisi, but I did not know that it was ending that way! This complex is related to the aqueduct and the archaeological site in the centre and is worth consideration of what Virgil could have seen from his...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Make sure to stop by this location. The view from the top of the stairs is amazing. It is a great location for photos too.

Thank Everett B
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Interesting, it is a staircase leading to a rather mundane column, but has been there a long time. Climbing the stairs leads you around the column, the through the narrow streets into the city.

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Nothing special to say, Its a beautiful place and romantic. >Nice place to take photos. Its amazing to see the colonne so near. We can feel the history. i feel traveler time :)

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Located at the nicest part of Brindisi, looks very beautiful especially by night. Impressive ruins. Also offers a nice view to the other side of harbor.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Great to see this and visualise what it meant to Romans about to embark or those returning from military manoeuvres so foot weary and far from home.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

You can use the motor boat to reach the monument in front of the Terminal Columns of ancient Appia street

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The history is interesting and u get a sense of the importance of the port in Roman times but not worth a detour if you are in the area. Lots of other more interesting places in Italy

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