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Singers and actors wanted!

In order to find human and professional resources for a program of musical theater for villages and resorts of Salento, the Sans-Papiers Association – sponsored by the City of Mesagne – is looking for musical performers (singers and actors) also to the first experience, but certainly talented, eager to be included within the company for … Continue reading

25 January 2012: Food and wine evening

    Third food and wine evening “Rediscovering the wines from Puglia” in particular with an eye toward the “minor” vines of Puglia, for lovers of good food and good wine. You are invited to unwind with us where the main topic will be a tasting of some grape varieties in our region. In this … Continue reading

Recital Pianistico

M ° Pierluigi Epifani, professor of Tito Schipa Conservatory of Lecce, in Piano Recital. Novoli (Lecce) on Sunday, 22th January 2012, on the stage of the magnificent Municipal Theatre. The music: Chopin – Fantasia Op. 49 Liszt – Two Legends Bach Busoni – Chaconne Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition Infoline: tel. 0832.1830338 – … Continue reading


  CARMEN by G. Bizet From 20 January to 30 January 2012 20:30 – 23:00 Kind of event: Opera Teatro Petruzzelli – Via Salvatore Cognetti, 8 – Bari (BA) Tel. +39 080 9752840   At 20.30 on Friday, January 20 (Special Event Subscription Outside) start the new season of Opera and Ballet Petruzzelli Foundation … Continue reading


Giuseppe De Vita English: Yes Mobile: 380-743-8988  

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Kite Surf courses

Period: usually from June to September Location: Apani beach (Brindisi) Duration: approx. 7 hours Price: 300 Euro (250 Euro for members of the Brindisi Expat Community, don’t forget to mention it!) Instructor: Luigi Morini Telephone: 3475003437 English: Yes   If you are not sure whether you like it or not, there is the possibility of … Continue reading

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Wine Tasters course

Bari – Starts on 12 January 2012 Timetables   21:00 – 23:00 To become a “Wine Tasters” you must request enrollment all’ONAV and attend a special course, 18 lessons divided into theoretical and practical. At the end of the course, and after passing the final exam, you automatically gain entry to the class of “Wine … Continue reading


The CANILE is a dog rescue kennel where stray dogs wait to be adopted. They are not put down unless they are very dangerous.   The PENSIONE PER CANI is a kennel where you pay to keep your dog while you are in vacation   CANILE   Canile comunale di Brindisi Contrada S.Lucia Tel. 0831.572247 … Continue reading

Pazza Piazza, 1-8 January 2012

Pazza Piazza 1-8 January 2012 Piazza Vittoria – Brindisi Events, activities and shows for kids View the programme:

Flea Markets/Bazaars/Antique shows

Ceramics, kitchen utensils, hand-made linens, antique bric-a-brac: what better place to find little gems than a flea market?Here is the calendar of some that are happening around Puglia. Grumo Appula August: Handcraft market. Alberobello August. Handcraft market. Brindisi First Sunday of the month: Piazza Teresa, about 60 stands offer a huge variety of antique and … Continue reading

2nd hand cars for sale

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Salus clinic Via Appia 366 – Brindisi Tel. 0831 518800 Studio di radiologia , ecografia e senologia Via Dalmazia 21 0831 51 73 34 (Mammografy check-ups available) BOTH BY APPOINTMENT!

Language courses

Basil Ford: I am a qualified teacher of English (CELTA) & Italian (PGCE). I work with small groups and one to one to develop speaking skills relevant to the individual’s needs. Most of the teaching is done in the classroom but some is also done outside, using real situations. Visit my website at for … Continue reading

Cooking classes by a real expert (restaurant owner and cook)

Message from Marcella Calabrese: At my place I arrange cooking classes useful for those who want to learn or improve their skills in the art of Italian and local cuisine. During the lessons will be covered all the techniques necessary for the preparation of ingredients and the elaboration of appetizers, pasta, vegetables and sauces, not … Continue reading


Shops are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Prices are reasonable for a western country and the quality of goods is usually high. In the city center from the train station and the port (along the “CORSO”) there is a high concentration on shops. Nearby Brindisi there … Continue reading

Emergency & useful numbers

Emergency Numbers Police/Fire/Ambulance – 113 Italian Red Cross – Ambulance (emergency) – 5510 Carabinieri – 112 Fire Dept./Public Security – 115 Medical Assistance (ambulance) – 118 Anti-Drug Center – 840 002 244 Blood Transfusion – 499 70 860/1 Veterinary Emergency – 66 21 686 Highway Police – 22 101 Automobile Club Road Service – 80 … Continue reading

International School

QSI International School of Brindisi, a non-profit institution that opened in September of 2005, offers high quality education in the English language for preschool (beginning at age three years old), elementary students, and secondary students. The primary purpose of the school is to meet the needs of the international children living in Brindisi who require … Continue reading

Basketball for kids & adults

Basketball courses for kids (boys & girls) from 5 to 14 years old. There are classes also for teenagers older than 14 years old who are NOT beginners. The basketball court/5-a-side soccer court can be rented for private groups’ training/matches.   Tensostatico di Bozzano Via Fra` Vito Caffariello (Bozzano area), Brindisi Tel. 339-5206001

About Brindisi

Would you like to know more about Brindisi?   On you can find information about its Geography, History, Main sights, Demography, Culture, Media, Cuisine, Events, Economy, Transportation and Sport.   Visit also   Security Brindisi is not a dangerous city but be very careful when you visit the Thursday Outdoor Market because pickpockets … Continue reading

Volleyball for girls aged 5 to 12

The “Assi Volleyball Manzoni”, participates in the Women’s Volleyball Regional Championship. Amateur athletes can join the team. The Regulations (FIPAV) allow the participation of non-Italian athletes For information write to: Facebook : Assi Manzoni


The biggest toy store in Brindisi is TOYS CENTER in Strada della Torretta, n.36 (Paradiso area).

Theme parks for kids & adults

Zoo safari Tel:+39 080 4414455 Via dello Zoosafari, 72015 Fasano (BR)   Curtipetrizzilandia Tel:+(39) 0831 618152 Indirizzo:Via Enrico Berlinguer – 72020 Cellino San Marco (BR)   Indiana Park Tel:+(39) 0804961410 or 349 53 53 523 Strada Comunale Chiancafredda, 70013 Castellana Grotte (Ba)   Acquapark di Bari Tel:+(39) 080 5461291 prolungamento Via Caldarola … Continue reading

Indoor game centres

Suitable for younger children; popular venues for children birthday parties HAKUNA MATATA Via g. Pessi Parvis 10, Casale, Brindisi Contact : Serena Muraglia Phone : 389 12 69 098     El Trenecito Fulfilled happy time and unlimited learning experience for your little one! Kids will have fun with various playthings which create their physically and mentally … Continue reading

Public playgrounds in Brindisi

in Casale area – behind the Bar La Capannina (the entrance is just next to the bar) in Bozzano area – close to viale Belgio/via Germania inside Parco Cesare Braico, via Appia, 356


Societa` Ginnastica La Rosa from 3 years old and up from beginners to advance level (international competitions) Boys & girls Via Pelizza da Volpedo (S.Elia area) Tel. 0831-524340 – Tel. Info 347-1084569

Buying & selling property in Puglia is a professional estate agengy based specialised in the sale of countryside properties in Puglia including: masserie; villas; trulli; pagghiare; as well as some historical town houses/apartments. As part of their service they offer: For buyers: Advice on organising viewing trips in Puglia; Bilingual assistance throughout the buying process, from the time of first … Continue reading

Rental Property Consultants

Prosperity Srl will help you in your search with continuous help in English. You can be reassured that our assistance is always available for you, concerning all issues, service setups, etc. House Hunters, call Maria on 335-6780666 Prosperity Srl Via Bastioni San Giorgio, 6 Brindisi Tel. 0831-1798934

Beauty treatments and massages

2 ladies who provide beauty treatments, waxing and massages at their home in Casale: 1) Vera – tel 3396678267 – Via Castro Mediano 2) Patrizia Tel 0831418215 – Via Locatelli   Bluette Center -facial treatments, body massages, exfoliating treatments, anti-cellulite treatments -sauna, Turkish bath, solarium -facial and body hair removal treatments for women and men -manicure … Continue reading

Books/Newspapers (but also CDs, DVDs, and much more) in English/Spanish/French/German

You will often find some titles in English/Spanish/French/German in the bookshop at the Airport and the little news agent in Via Amena, at the end of Corso Garibaldi, near Stazione Maritima. Of course, they have a selection of newspapers and magazines in foreign languages. There are two bookshops selling a selection of books in foreign … Continue reading

Veggies, fruit and organic food

Cristiana: At the market located in Via Maria Santissima Ausiliatrice (Commenda area) you can find the highest quality of fruit and vegetables at the lowest price in town.   Jeff: Biological fruits and veggies from Rene’. During the winter Rene` and Giovanna sell what’s in season and fresh and bio at their farm on Tuesdays … Continue reading

Asian/Non-Italian Food Ingredients

Lhen: Mostly they sell Indian, Sri Lankan, and Filipino ingredients but they also sell stuff from other countries every now and then. Vasan Brothers (Alimentari Orientale) Via Duca degli Abruzzi, 22 73100 Lecce Tel.: +39.320.1187389 and +39.389.5420354 Supermercato NA Trading Specialita Salumi e Formaggi (Prodotti Alimentari Esteri e Nazionali) Viale Marche, 32 73100 Lecce Tel./Fax: … Continue reading

Pets food, shops & grooming

Janet Houston: We have 28 cats and 2 dogs and they have good quality food. I buy food online from or They deliver to the house and delivery time takes about 3 days. Sandra: Some of the pet shops provide grooming for your dogs, normally by appointment only. One of them is: Gli … Continue reading

Airport Shuttle Service

Pugliairbus is the land transport service that connects the airports of Brindisi, Foggia and Bari. Bari airport is also connect with Taranto, and the city of Matera world heritage and also UNESCO site. The purchase of the ticket may be made online or, upon availability of seats, directly on board the shuttle bus towards the … Continue reading


Visit botanical garden in Bari – Il Giardino dei Tempi! (Near IKEA) Il Giardino dei Tempi Orto Botanico di Bari Maze Ristorante Pizzeria Lounge Bar S.S. 100 tra Mungivacca e Triggiano – Bari 70126 Bari (Italy) tel. 080.5482022 / 6009 Da Bari: Strada Statale 100 per Taranto – Uscita 2 da viabilità di servizio … Continue reading


This beautiful city located in Basilicata Region (just a couple of hours from Brindisi) is a must. It became internationally famous when Mel Gibson filmed the movie The Passion of the Christ. According to the English Fodor’s guide: “Matera is the only place in the world where people can boast to be still living in … Continue reading


For minor shoe repairs there are two little shops, both in Commenda Quarter, not far from Sant’ Angelo Market, one in Via Lombardia and one in Via Roma. Maybe there is also one in your area. Ask for a “CALZOLAIO”.

Legal services

Mr drs M J Sjoerts legal adviceVia Principi di Savoia, 38 – Lecce Tel. 0832 241 426 or 349 4961694 Margaret Sjoerts is Dutch. She speaks English and Italian.

Church service in English (CoE)

Anglican congregation in Bari at St Columba’s Chapel (in the Law Courts) Served from: Naples Monthly Services  Info Bari: Mrs Renzulli, Via Ceglie 5, Valenzano, Bari, Phone: 080 877 18 98 Info Chaplain (Naples): 081 411 842


The laundry shop in Casale in via R. Flores does little repairs. In almost every clothes shop you can ask for little repairs after the purchase. There is a seamstress in via imperatore Adriano 16 – Brindisi (Near Sant’Angelo market, at the begining of viale Commenda) A lady in little shop in Via Seneca will … Continue reading


Panzetta Antonio Viale Commenda 216 – Brindisi phone: 0831 586999 Emergency number : 346 6236741

Plumbing, heating, solar, aircon and gas Engineer

Steven Widdowson Mobile/Telephone: 3474779275 English: Yes

Do you TIP in Italy?

Answer: you do but only in a restaurant. There is not an exact percentage like in the States. If you spend less than 10 Euro you usually don’t tip, if you spend more you can leave from 1 to 10 Euro depending on how much you spend for your dinner. You should probably leave 10 … Continue reading

Problems at the fuel station in Casale

Cristiana: at a fuel station in Casale, it was written in Italian that the machine didn’t give change but he doesn’t read/speak Italian so he lost 10 Euro. A person told him to come back when the gas station was open to get the money back because there is a video camera that records everything. … Continue reading


Taxi station 0831-597901 Casale-downtown/airport and viceversa 20 Euro To go downtown from Casale I would suggest to take the boat (MOTOBARCA) for less then 2 Euro. It takes 5 minutes and runs until pretty late.   There is a female taxi driver, too: contact Paola on 329 3519308

Card games

Bridge To join a local italian bridge club call 346 2485728   Burraco Burraco is the most popular card game in Brindisi. You will see people playing this game on the beach during the summer. The “Brindisini” invite friends over during the winter to play Burraco so if you like to mix with locals you’d … Continue reading


Circolo Tennis 8 outdoor tennis courts, 2 indoor tennis courts, 1 indoor basketball court (convertable to 3 badminton courts/ aeorobic floor), gym (with exercise machines and weights), beach volleyball, synthetic grass football, billiard tables, coffee shop and restaurant. Via Ciciriello – Brindisi Tel. e Fax 0831-555453


Liz is an expat who teaches yoga and runs yoga holidays/retreats in Ostuni. If you are interested call her on 3409936533 or visit her website There is a yoga class organised in the UN Base, but I know that the same teacher has classes in Casale in one of the schools. She is Italian … Continue reading

Bowling & Q-Zar

Google Maps: 40.7494,17.58112 (Bowling Ostuni) It is close to the train station. Directions from Brindisi: Head northwest towards Bari (on SS379) for 28.4 km Take the exit towards Ostuni – Villanova – S. C. Fontanelle Head towards Ostuni (on SP20) for almost 2 km. Turn right at Via Stazione and you will see it They … Continue reading



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