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Lecce or onwards? Plan my last smidge of Puglia va-cay WITHOUT CAR.

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Basically, the thing to know is that we are in Lecce before noon on October 5 and we need to be on a flight out of Rome before noon on October 10. How to spend that bit of time wisely WITHOUT car is the crux of this question.

BACKGROUND INFO:
Up to this time, our trip has been defined by two things--our ability to use our FF miles to get flights to/fro Italy and abiding by the time constraints of a cycling trip in Puglia that will begin in Bari around noon on Sept 30. We will arrive in Italy on Sept 28.

I think I've done the first part right. We've been to Rome three times before. Instead of spending two days in Rome and instead of plopping in Bari for 1.5 days until the trip starts, we're flying FCO to Bari, and I've booked the shuttle from the Bari airport to Matera, where we'll stay for 1.5 days.

Then we have to find a way on a Sunday from Matera to Bari, but our B&B owners said they could find someone to get us there.

The cycling trip then takes care of some nice areas as we progress south:
Conversano
Alberobello
Cisternino
Ostuni
Torre Canne
Santa Maria al Bagno
Corigliano
Cape of Otranto/Otranto
Porto Badisco
Santa Cesarea Terme
Ponte Ciolo
Santa Maria Leuca

and then we end in Lecce before noon on October 5. I think the Eurostar to Rome leaves around 11:30 IF we would want to take that. My inclination is "no."

Along that line of thinking, I've made a preemptive reservations strike of reserving two nights in Lecce with the idea that we'd take the Eurostar to Rome Termini Oct 7, spend two nights in Rome, take taxi to the airport Oct 10, be done with it.

But...
Maybe you guys have better ideas. How should I spend this time WISELY? Should I spend THREE nights in Lecce, one night in Rome?

What would Fodors do?

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