Road Network

Salento region is connected to the two major motorway junctionsTaranto and Barithrough "state of the art" quality streets that can reach Lecce in less than two hours.

An internal network of roads with 4 lanesdraws a bi-triangular mesh with extensions up to Otranto and S. M. di Leuca, which allows access to major cities and tourist localities of the province.

In general, the rest of the roads are of good quality allowing to cross the peninsula
 in very short time

Rail Network

The main line is completely electrified, and served by TrenitaliaIt allows to have high speed trains up to 250 km/h between Rome and Lecce and up to 200 km/h between Milan, and other major cities of the north, and Lecce.

The internal networkmanaged by the Consorzio Railways South Eastit's very local and characteristicsToday is used mainly for connecting local villages and for tourism purposes allowing the visitors to have a real and natural view of the region.


The Airport of Salento, located in Brindisi, is the main hub for air trasporting people and goods. In 2010 more than 1.5m people have used te airport. Of strtegic importance for the region, it has direct connections with all Europe including major international hubs such as London, Munich and Paris. The regional flights cover in depth the centre and the north of Italy.


Come estrema punta del tacco d'Italia il Salento ha l'accesso al mare attraverso diversi scali portuali. Il porto di Brindisi è un porto turistico, commerciale e industriale tra i più importanti del mar Adriatico. Il traffico turistico e legato a collegamenti con la penisola Balcanica e la Turchia con un transito di circa 40 mila  passeggeri all'anno. Il traffico mercantile, circa 10 milioni di tons all'anno e principalmente costituito da carbone, prodotti raffinati, gas naturale e prodotti chimici.

Altri porti come Otranto, Gallipoli e Santa Maria di Leuca sono porti di tipo turistico/commerciali con basso traffico merci. 

As the extreme point of the heel of Italy, the Salento region has access to the sea through several port callsThe port of Brindisi is one of the  Adriatic Sea strategic ports  for commercial and industrial trade. Tourist traffic relates to the connections with the Balkan Peninsula and Turkey with a transit of over 40 thousands passengers per year. The traffic of goods today, about 10 millions of tons pre year, focus on coal, fuel oil, natural gas, chemicals.

The other ports such as OtrantoGallipoli and Santa Maria di Leuca are touristic/commercial goods with low traffic.