The 59-mile (94 km) journey from Fasano to the whitewashed city of Lecce, both in Italy's Puglia region, can be undertaken by train, car, or bus. Unless you're on a driving tour of Puglia, the train is the simplest option for the short trip between the two cities.
Yet another way to travel here is by bicycle—consider this 8-day cycling tour of southeast Italy, which includes a stop in Alberobello, near Fasano, as well as Lecce, Ostuni and other cities of Puglia.
Duration: 70 mins
Italy's national rail service, Trenitalia, runs about 15 trains per day from Fasano to Lecce, with a journey time of 1 hour, 10 minutes. Trains depart from Stazione di Fasano (Fasano station), which is 2 miles (3 km) from the town center, and arrive at Stazione di Lecce, which is a 1-mile (1.5 km) walk from the town center. Taxis at Lecce station can take you into town.
By Private Transfer or Rental Car
Duration: 1 hr
Hiring a private driver is a convenient option on this route—but if you're making the one-hour drive from Fasano to Lecce, check in advance how to get to your hotel or parking area, as it can be tricky to navigate central Lecce's numerous one-way streets (and parts of the centro storico are closed to car traffic).
take the SP4 roadway heading east out of town, then quickly pick up the E55 (also signposted SS379) heading south. You'll stay on this road for 33 miles (53 km), driving close to the coastline during parts of the trip. Outside Brindisi, pick up the SS16, a ring road that bypasses busy Brindisi. Once you pass Brindisi, merge onto the SS613, the Superstrada Brindisi-Lecce. From there, it's another 22 miles (27 km) to Lecce.
Take a look at this 15-day tour of Puglia, which includes stops at the region's most stunning destinations.
Duration: 2 hrs
Once a day at 6:25 am, Marozzi, a private bus company, offers bus service to Lecce. The trip takes 2 hours, 5 minutes. The cost is slightly higher than taking the train, but the buses are modern, comfortable and equipped with bathrooms. Pick-up and drop-off points are in the city centers of both cities.