GSIS 2018 - Local Information

How to reach Lecce

Travel by plane to Brindisi

The PLANE TO BRINDISI is to be preferred with respect to the other main Apulian airport of Bari. You may fly to Brindisi from the Italian airports of Rome Fiumicino, Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate. The website of the airport is
The Conference bus will leave/arrive from/at the Brindisi airport on the arrival/departure days.

From Brindisi airport to Lecce there is a public bus. The schedule can be found here. However, we stress that such a timetable might change; please check it a few days before your departure. The ticket can be bought directly in the bus and costs 8€. The bus is grey and green, with the `SITA' logo, and usually leaves on the right of the main exit of the airport. The bus stops 100m from the Grand Hotel Tiziano, at the Lecce Airport City Terminal (open 7am - 2.30pm, phone: +39 0832 247882).

Travel by train to Lecce

From Rome or Milan, take a Eurostar (EC) or Intercity (IC) train; overnight trains are equipped with sleeper cars with couchettes or beds. It takes about 6 hours to reach Lecce from Rome and 10 hours from Milan by train.
NOTE: practically all train timetables in Italy (with the exception of some local companies) are available at the website (also in English) with online booking.

Taxi in Lecce

If you need a taxi in Lecce there are several companies. You may call t one of the following numbers (but you could be answered by people who do not speak English) a: 0832 332857, EUROMED service (works 24/7); 0832 247978 (Train station taxis); Taxi Salento Lecce 0832.1680068. You should be able to go anywhere in town by no more than 10EUR.

Other means of travel

  • You might also FLY TO BARI from the most important Italian hubs (Rome Fiumicino, Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate) and also from a number of foreign airports. The airport's webaddress is After arriving to Bari you will need to take a public bus to the Bari train station and then travel to Lecce by train.
  • by PLANE AND TRAIN: it is possible to combine plane and train trips which could be a convenient alterative if you plan to visit other parts of Italy. There are day and night trains from Rome and Milan every day, please refer to Moreover, especially from Europe, many low cost companies have scheduled flights to smaller Italian airports such as Forlí and Pescara, from which a train is the most practical mode of transportation to reach Lecce.
  • by CAR from Bari (150Km), via a freeway. Just follow the signs to Brindisi-Lecce. CAR RENTALS are available in the main italian airports, including the airports of Brindisi and Bari. This could be a good idea if you wish to join a visit of the South of Italy to the conference.

Tourist information on Lecce

The historical center of Lecce is very interesting, and is 10 min. walking from the train station. Besides google maps, a ">map of Lecce can be found here, as well as maps of all cities in Italy.

Excursions and Social Program

We will organize one excursion free of charge for participants and accompanying persons. The excursion will take place on 21 September 2018 in the afternoon and will be a boat trip to the Isola di Sant'Andrea just in front of the town of Gallipoli and/or Porto Selvaggio. The excursion includes one or more stops for swimming. Click here for more information.

The Social Dinner will take place on 21 September in Gallipoli, after the boat trip, in the restaurant Il Bastione, and it will be free of charge for participants and accompanying persons.