Getting from Lecce to Tropea
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Jun 23, 2012 2:20 PM Last Post By: neckervd
Jun 21, 2012 2:55 AM
Getting from Lecce to TropeaHi
I am planning a trip in the south of Italy in mid July. I will be heading to Ostuni, Lecce, Tropea, Scilla, then Sicily. I wanted to skip across from Lecce to Tropea, but it's actually a pretty massive jump. On Trenitalia my search came up with a 18hr trip! I ont really want to do a 18hr trip all at once. I have no car and am travelling solo. Are there any bus options or any places on the way that are worth stopping in on the way (for 1 to 2 days). Also I have been to Matera and would rather go somewhere new.
Jun 21, 2012 3:14 AM
Jun 21, 2012 6:07 AM
2Why do you first travel to the eastenmost place of italy in order to go te the West? From Ostuni or Bari, your trip would be much easier; from Matera too (I cannot immagine that you will not visit this place).
Bari dp by bus 9.00 - Naples ar 12.00, dp by train 13.55 - Tropea ar 18.16
Bari dp by bus 12.50 - Naples ar 16.30, dp by train 17.05 - Tropea ar 23.18
Bari dp by bus 6.15 - Cosenza ar 10.10, dp by train 12.25 - Tropea ar 14.48
If it must be from Lecce, you may go from there by train to Bari, in order to reach the above mentioned busesvia Naples: Lecce dp 6.28, resp 10.17
or travel all by train:
Lecce dp 5.40 - Taranto 8.23/9.50 - Salerno 13.42/14.33 - Lamezia 16.57/17.25 - Tropea ar 18.16
Lecce dp 10.33 - Taranto 13.16/14.00 - Battipaglia 17.23/18.00 - Rosarno 21.15/22.46 - Tropea ar 23.18
I suggest to do this jouney in 2 legs:
Bus: Lecce dp 18.45 - Cosenza ar 23.05
Train: Cosenza dp 6.50 - Tropea ar 9.51
Jun 23, 2012 3:08 AM
3That's a really good question! East to West in italy just didnt seem too far on the map (I am from the wide brown land that is Australia), but I do know that the south in Italy is particularly hard to get around without a car.
I havent bought tickets yet but i was planning to start the trip in either bari or brindisi (I am not too interested in these places), but not actually staying there. I want to go straight to ostuni or lecce. Its flexible.
So if I start in Lecce, then head to Ostuni. After Ostuni, I am looking at other places on the way to Tropea. I have been to Matera, but not Maratea. I am considering going to Maratea after ostuni and then to Tropea. I am hoping this might break the trip up, but am not sure if that will further out of my way and more hassle.
I am doing this travel on the way to a wedding in Taormina. After Tropea, I am planning to travel to Taormina. However if there is are flights from Brindisi or Bari to Catania, maybe its a better option to stay in Puglia and skip Tropea.
Thanks so much for your help! I really appericate all the information!
Jun 23, 2012 2:20 PM
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