For the Romans, Brindisi marked the end of the Appian Way; these days it’s a port city with a scenic old quarter. Tree-lined Via Roma is home to the city’s best shops and the narrow alleys of the historic centre are an explorer’s paradise. In the summer the mega-rich roll into town and moor their super-sized yachts here – have fun trying to guess who owns them! Don’t miss the fresh seafood. Fritto misto (deep-fried octopus, squid and prawns) is one of Brindisi’s specialities. If you’ve got the time, try to head further south and explore the countryside and coastline, especially the city of Lecce.