How to reach Lecce

Last updated: 09 May 2023.

Travel by plane to Brindisi

The PLANE TO BRINDISI is to be preferred with respect to the other main Apulian airport of Bari. You may fly to Brindisi from the Italian airports of Rome Fiumicino, Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate. The website of the airport is

From Brindisi airport to Lecce there are several options.

Travel by train to Lecce

It takes about 6 hours to reach Lecce from Rome and 10 hours from Milan by train. The schedule is available here (also in English) with online booking. That is also the website for trains from Brindisi (town centre) to Lecce. Note that there is no luggage storage facility in the train station in Lecce!

Taxi in Lecce

If you need a taxi in Lecce there are several companies. You may call one of the following numbers (but you could be answered by people who do not speak English): RADIO TAXI del Comune di Lecce +39 0832 1779; Cooperativa Taxi Lecce +39 328 671 4428; Servizio Taxi 10 Lecce +39 329 385 9770. You should be able to go anywhere in town by 10-15EUR.

Other means of travel

How to reach Otranto

You can reach Otranto by public transport only from Lecce.

Lecce and Otranto

The historical center of Lecce is very interesting, and is 10 min. walking from the train station. You might wish to spend an extra day in town. The main attractions are the Duomo and its square, the Roman amphitheatre, the Roman theatre, the churches of Santa Croce, San Michele, the Castle Carlo V, the archaeological museum `S. Castromediano' with beautiful findings from the people of Messapi, that was living in the Salento peninsula long before the Roman conquer (about 270BC).

Otranto has an history which spans over more than three millennia. In your free time, the best places to visit are the Duomo di Otranto, with its amazing mosaic dating back to 1163, and the Castello di Otranto. The small Byzantine church of San Pietro is also worth a short visit.


We will organize one excursion for participants and accompanying persons. The excursion is a boat trip in the cliffs and caves around the Cape S. Maria di Leuca (land's end); it will take place on 7 June 2023. The approximate cost is 50EUR per person. The participation has to be reserved upon arrival in Otranto at the registration desk. We will start by bus from the Hotel degli Haethey at 12.00 and be back at 20.00. The excursion includes two stops for swimming; in one of them it will be possible to swim inside a cave, the Grotta del Soffio. The boat trip will finish with an aperitivo. Click here for more information (in Italian, but there is a map and photos).