Ferrovie del Sud Est, Trains of the Southeast, is a private rail line that serves many of the small towns in the Salento Peninsula and nearby. It connects the cities of Bari, Lecce, and Taranto (that can be reached on Italy’s national train line) with smaller towns such as Alberobello, Gallipoli, Martina Franca, and Otranto. Riding these quaint commuter trains is like taking a step back in time to the old Italian trains and stations so it can be fun even if you don’t have to use them.
Ferrovie del Sud Est also operates buses that go to some towns not on the rail line. Check schedules on the web site.