The name of the town derives from "Brunda" (head of deer) the shape of the port that appears on the Adriatic sea. Its econimy is based on the industry, the agricolture and the fish. Monuments to visit are the Castello Aragonese, the Castello Svevo, the Colonne of the shape, the Monumento to Marinaio, the historical center with the Bastione San Giacomo, the Porta Mesagne and the Palazzo Granafei; on the sea-front is possible admire the gardens of square Vittorio Emanuele II, The Fontana of Delfini, the Monumento to Virgilio, the Meridiana of the shape, the Palazzo Dionisi and Montenegro the Fontana of Tancredi, the Cattedrale, the church of San Benedetto, San Giovanni to Sepolcro, Santa Maria of Casale and Cristo of the dominicans. The province of Brindisi is extended to North from the Murge baresi and tarantine and ends to South with the piana messapica, a time swampy. Almost everyone of 20 communes of the province has a own dialect. The coast is rich of small landings and inlets alternate to long sandy beaches alternating to rocks and a territory of big agricoltural vocation with the olive tree, the vine, the tomatos, the artichoke, the cereals and the water-melons. To remember the ancient tradition of procession to sea of Santi Teodoro of Amasea and Lorenzo of Brindisi, the Corpus Domini where the bishop takes in procession the Sacramento for the main roads of the city mounting on on the white horse protected and the ancient tradition of the Osanna. Typical dishes the recanante mussels, the vegetable marrows to the puviredda, the orecchiette with the tops of the turnip and the salad of corn.