|Comune di Brindisi|
Municipal coat of arms
Location of Brindisi in Italy
|Mayor||Domenico Mennitti (since June 14, 2004)|
|Elevation||15 m (49 ft)|
|Area||328 km² (127 sq mi)|
|Population (as of 31-05-2007)|
|- Density||275/km² (712/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET, UTC+1|
|Patron||St. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Apulia ( Italian: Puglia) is a region in southeastern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east the Ionian Sea In Italy, a Province (in Italian provincia) is an administrative division of intermediate level between Municipality ( Comune The Province of Brindisi (Provincia di Brindisi is a province in the Apulia region of Italy. Events 1276 - While taking exile in Fuzhou in southern China, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Central European Time ( CET) is one of the names of the Time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. UTC+1 is used in the following locations Central European Time West Africa Time Western European Summer Time A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a People or the inhabitants of a place Here are a list of area codes in Italy. All numbers here begin with the country code (0039 A frazione, in Italy, is the name given in administrative law to a type of territorial subdivision of a Comune; for other Administrative Theodore of Amasea and St. Lawrence of Brindisi|
|- Day||First Sunday of September|
Brindisi (Brundisium in Latin, Brentèsion or Vrindhision in Greek, Brention in Messapian) is an ancient city in the Italian region of Apulia, the capital of the province of Brindisi. Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly Messapian (also known as Messapic) is an extinct Indo-European language of South-eastern Italy, once spoken in the region of Apulia. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Apulia ( Italian: Puglia) is a region in southeastern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east the Ionian Sea The Province of Brindisi (Provincia di Brindisi is a province in the Apulia region of Italy.
There are several traditions concerning its founders; one of them claims that it was founded by the legendary hero Diomedes. Diomēdēs or Diomed ( Greek: Διομήδης English translation: "God-like cunning" or "advised by Zeus" is a Hero
Brindisi was probably an Illyrian settlement predating the Roman expansion. The Illyrian languages are a group of Indo-European languages that were spoken in the western part of the Balkans in former times by groups identified as Ancient Rome was a Civilization that grew out of a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 10th century BC The Latin name Brundisium, through the Greek Brentesion, is a corruption of the Messapian Brention meaning "deer's head" (cf. Messapian (also known as Messapic) is an extinct Indo-European language of South-eastern Italy, once spoken in the region of Apulia. Albanian bri, brî "horn") and probably referring to the shape of the natural harbor. As a Messapic center, Brindisi was in conflict with Taranto and in friendly relations with Thurii. Not to be confused with Toronto. Taranto ( Ancient Greek: Tarās; Modern Greek: Tarantas) is a coastal city in Thurii &ndash Greek:, called also by some Latin writers and by Ptolemy, Thurium ( Ptol In 267 BCE (245 BCE, according to other sources) it was conquered by the Romans. Events By place Greece Macedonia s King Antigonus II Gonatas has to deal with a rebellion by an Athenian-led coalition Events By place Egypt Babylon and Susa fall to the Egyptian armies of Ptolemy III.  After the Punic Wars it became a major center of Roman naval power and maritime trade. The Punic Wars were a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage between 264 and 146 BC and were probably the largest wars yet of the ancient In the Social War it received Roman citizenship, and was made a free port by Sulla. This article is about the conflict between Rome and her Italian allies between 91 and 88 BC For the Athenian conflict with its allies between 357 and 355 BC see Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix ( Latin: L•CORNELIVS•L•F•P•N•SVLLA•FELIX (c It suffered, however, from a siege conducted by Caesar in 49 BCE (Bell. Year 49 BC was a year of the pre-Julian calendar. Events By place Rome Consuls Lucius Cornelius Lentulus Crus Civ. i. ) and was again attacked in 42 and 40 BCE. Year 42 BC was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Julian calendar. Year 40 BC was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Julian calendar.
The poet Pacuvius was born here about 220 BCE, and here the famous poet Virgil died in 19 BCE. Marcus Pacuvius (ca 220-130 BC was the greatest of the Tragic poets of Ancient Rome prior to Lucius Accius. Events By place Greece Together with fellow Illyrian Scerdilaidas, Demetrius of Pharos attacks Illyrian cities under Publius Vergilius Maro ( October 15, 70 BCE &ndash September 21, 19 BCE later called Virgilius, and known in English as Virgil or Year 19 BC was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Julian calendar. Under the Romans, Brundisium - a large city in its day with some 100,000 inhabitants - was an active port, the chief point of embarkation for Greece and the East, via Dyrrachium or Corcyra. Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία Corfu (Κέρκυρα Kérkyra, ˈkʲe̞ɾkʲiɾa Κέρκυρα or Κόρκυρα Corcyra Corfù is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea It was connected with Rome by the Via Appia and the Via Traiana. The Appian Way ( Latin and Italian: Via Appia) was the most important ancient Roman road. For Arabian road see Via Traiana Nova The Via Traiana was an ancient Roman road
Later Brindisi was conquered by Ostrogoths, and reconquered by the Byzantine Empire in the 6th century CE. The Ostrogoths (Ostrogothi or Austrogothi were a branch of the Goths, an East Germanic tribe that played a major role in the political events of the late In 674 it was destroyed by the Lombards led by Romuald I of Benevento, but such a fine natural harbor meant that the city was soon rebuilt. Events By Place Europe Dagobert II and Theuderic I succeed Childeric II as king(s of the Franks The Lombards ( Latin Langobardi, whence the alternative names Langobards and Longobards) were a Germanic people originally from Romuald I (also spelled Romoald and in Italian Romoaldo) Duke of Benevento (662-677 was the son of Grimoald, king of the Lombards The Duchy and later Principality of Benevento was the southernmost Lombard duchy in medieval Italy centred on Benevento, a city central in the Mezzogiorno In the 9th century, a Saracen settlement existed in the neighborhood of the city, which had been stormed in 836 by pirates. Events By Place Asia Abbasid caliph Al-Mutasim establishes a new capital at Samarra, Iraq. Again a Byzantine possession, it was captured by the Normans in 1070, and subsequently part of the Kingdom of Naples under its various dynasties. The Normans were the people who gave their names to Normandy, a region in northern France. The Kingdom of Naples was an informal name of the Polity officially known as the Kingdom of Sicily which existed on the mainland of the southern Italian Like other Pugliese ports, Brindisi for a short while was ruled by Venice, but was soon reconquered by Spain. The Most Serene Republic of Venice ((Serenìsima Repùblica Vèneta or Repùblica de Venesia Serenissima Repubblica Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula.
A plague and an earthquake struck the city, in 1348 and 1456, respectively.
Brindisi fell to Austrian rule in 1707-1734, and afterwards to the Bourbons. Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich Year 1707 ( MDCCVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Year 1734 ( MDCCXXXIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a The House of Bourbon is an important European Royal house, a branch of the Capetian dynasty. Between September 1943 and February 1944 the city functioned as the temporary capital of Italy. Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Brindisi is also named because hosted the king Vittorio Emanuele III,Pietro Badoglio and a part of Italian militaries command in September 1943 after the armistice with Italy. Victor Emmanuel III (Vittorio Emanuele III 11 November, 1869 – 28 December, 1947) was a member of the House of Savoy and Pietro Badoglio 1st Duke of Addis Abeba ( 28 September 1871 &ndash 1 November 1956) was an Italian soldier and politician Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Armistice with Italy was an Armistice signed on September 3 and publicly declared on September 8, 1943, during World War II, between
In the 21st century, Brindisi serves as the home base of the San Marco Regiment, a naval brigade originally known as the La Marina Regiment. It was renamed San Marco after its noted defense of Venice at the start of World War I. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All 
Brindisi is home to the Papola-Casale Airport, located 6 km outside the city's center. Papola Casale Airport, also known as Aeroporto internazionale del Salento, is an Airport near Brindisi, southern Italy. Brindisi is also a major ferry port, with routes to Greece and elsewhere.