Brindisi Roman Column

Brindisi, Italy

Near the port of Brindisi a set of monumental stairs climb from the waterfront to a small square with a column and the remains of another. These are the Roman Columns of Brindisi, the origins and purpose of which are still unknown. Historically, it’s believed the columns marked the end of the Via Appia, a massive Roman road that connected the capital to the port of Brindisi, or the Via Traiana, a later alternative to the Via Appia. Only one remains, the second having been misappropriated and removed to the neighbouring town of Lecce.

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Founded: 2nd century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Italy

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Antonio (8 months ago)
Beautiful white stone staircase that connects the port front with the terminal columns of Via Appia and the house where Virgil died. It is often the location of many cultural or sporting events. Very romantic to sit on the steps admiring the sea, chatting or eating an ice cream
Niko (9 months ago)
Beautiful stairway that leads to the beautiful ocean. This place is a must see!
Dario Milanese (10 months ago)
The stairway is 25 meters long; it consists of white stone steps from Trani and two rest areas. Adorned with planters and plants; the place is sometimes home to demonstrations and events. The stairway was built after the unification of Italy and enlarged during the fascist regime, in particular from 1930 to 1932, in the years of monumentalization of the city, when a second regulatory project was approved to enrich the area in continuity with the buildings of the Roman imperial era.
Teodoro Mauro (2 years ago)
Testimony of the glories of imperial Rome, the terminal columns of the ancient Appian Way known as "regina viarum", the most important and strategic road that connected Rome to Brindisi (Brundisium) which became a port of the empire as well as a Roman military outpost. Thanks to the loyalty shown by the Brindisi people to the emperor, the city was elevated to the rank of Roman Province. "Fidelitas Brundisina). The panorama that can be enjoyed from the Belvedere terrace from where you can see the Pigonati canal, the island of S. Andrea and the Alfonsino castle is very suggestive. A must for anyone who wants to know the millenary history of this wonderful ( and underrated) city.
Paolo Marti (2 years ago)
Terminal of the Appian Way, the twin colo na is in piazza sant'oronzo in lecce
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