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Puglia-Campania-Rome intinerary need help!

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I have booked my 3 bases to explore Puglia the first three weeks of May. We are flying in and out of Rome and will pick up the car at the airport.
1 night Benevento to break up the first days drive
3 nights Lama di Luna in Montegrosso
4 nights La Rascina outside Ostuni near the coast
4 nights Mantatelure in Lecce

We will have 8 more nights before flying home from Rome. Our flt leaves Rome @ 12:50pm
The 8 nights does include the night before our flt home. We are on the fence about wether we should spend the last 2-3 nights in Rome. If we do this we will definitely return the car at the airport before checking into a hotel in the city and then take a cab to the airport. If we don't stay in Rome we would maximize our time down south and that last day maybe stay somewhere within a 30 -45 minute drive to the airport .

Some of my thoughts have been;
A) Lecce to Materra for 1 night then to Ravello 5-6 nights( we have been before and loved it
never revisited)
B) Lecce to Ravello for 5 nights then Rome for 3 nights, the problem I foresee with this plan
is 2 long driving days at the end of a 3wk journey and both days are within the same
week. We definitely prefer slow travel.
C) Lecce to Castellabate for 2 nights @ Palazzo Belmonte, as a base to see some of the
Cilento coast and pit stop to Paesteum en route to Ravello, Ravello 5 nights then last night
near the airport. I was looking at a nice B&B in Marino a small town over looking
LakeAlbino that seems to be only a 1/2 hr from the airport according to google maps.
D) any fodorite suggestions that sound better then the above three plans!!!

We have never been to Puglia Basilicata or Cilento. We've only spent a whirlwind 2 nights and 1 day in Rome many years ago at the end of a 6 week journey from Venice to Rome by car. We are ok skipping Rome this trip but also open to 3 nights 2 days if someone wants to convince us to include the big city on this intinerary!

Looking forward to fodorites feedback especially eskcrunchy and those who live or are well traveled in the south of Bella Italia��
Grazie Mille

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