Train Travel

Trenitalia runs to Calabria, either following the Ionian Coast as far as Reggio Calabria or swerving inland to Cosenza and the Tyrrhenian Coast.

Ferrovie Appulo Lucane. FAL runs train and bus services connecting Matera with Bari and Potenza. 080/5725421; 800/050500; www.ferrovieappulolucane.it.

Ferrovie Sud-Est. The private Ferrovie Sud-Est connects Martina Franca with Bari, Lecce and Taranto, and the fishing port of Gallipoli. 800/079090; www.fseonline.it.

Trenitalia. Within Puglia, the Italian national railroad links Bari to Brindisi, Lecce, and Taranto, but smaller destinations can often be reached only by completing the trip by bus. 892021; 06/68475475; www.trenitalia.com.

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